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NHL fines Konopka and Senators for conduct prior to Game 2

Associated Press

4/16/2012 4:32:15 PM

NEW YORK -- The NHL fined the Ottawa Senators $10,000 and forward Zenon Konopka $2,500 for Konopka's conduct prior to Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers.

Konopka was fined for his verbal abuse directed at a New York Rangers player conducting a live television interview nearby during pregame warm-ups. The $2,500 fine is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.