The rivalry between PK Subban and Milan Lucic is not new. Just remember some past games between their former respective teams, the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins.
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Subban, who now wears the colors of the New Jersey Devils, was fined $ 5,000 on Wednesday for tripping the veteran Calgary Flames. He thus dangerously placed his leg behind Lucic’s knee to make him fall on the ice.
The gesture was made Tuesday, in the first period, in a defeat of 5 to 3 devils at home. Subban then received a minor penalty.
The amount of $ 5,000 is the maximum fine provided for, according to the collective agreement. Subban, who earns an average salary of $ 9 million per season, shouldn’t suffer too much financially. The defender is also in his last campaign of an eight-year contract for $ 72 million. After five games, the 32-year-old is still looking for a first point this season. It also displays a differential of -4.