Arizona Coyotes’ Nick Schmaltz fined for boarding
Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz has been fined $5,000 for boarding Radim Simek of the San Jose Sharks, the NHL’s department of player safety announced on Saturday.
Arizona’s Nick Schmaltz has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Boarding San Jose’s Radim Simek.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 27, 2021
Midway through Friday’s matchup against the Sharks, Schmaltz pushed Simek into the boards as the two were fighting for a loose puck.
Shortly after Schmaltz was issued a boarding penalty for the hit on Simek.
On the year, the Coyotes forward has appeared in 34 games and capped off 19 points on the season thus far.