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Bolduc and Kobasew each fined $2,500 for separate incidents

Chuck Kobasew, Cam Ward

Colorado Avalanche right wing Chuck Kobasew, left, tries to shoot past Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)


Brendan Shanahan had a busy afternoon of meting out punishment for a pair of plays from last night’s action. Colorado’s Chuck Kobasew and Phoenix’s Alexandre Bolduc each received the maximum allowable $2,500 fine for separate incidents in their games last night.

Kobasew was fined for charging Vancouver’s Aaron Rome during the first period of the Canucks’ 3-2 overtime win. Kobasew also received a minor penalty for charging. Meanwhile, Bolduc was fined for slew-footing San Jose’s Ryane Clowe during the second period of the Sharks’ 5-4 shootout win. Bolduc was given a minor penalty for hooking on the play.

Both players are fortunate to escape with just fines and Bolduc’s slew-foot is the more interesting of the fines as slew-footing has been treated seemingly with kid gloves all season long. Regarded as one of the more dangerous moves players can do to one another, it’s been rare to see a slew-foot result in a suspension this season.