Brendan Lemieux fined for elbowing

The NHL has announced that Brendan Lemieux has been fined $2,000 for elbowing Cody Glass in last night’s win over Vegas.

Of the play, Lemieux said on MSG after the game, “I saw an opportunity to make a hockey play, trying to keep my stick down and finish. Sometimes if you lead with your shoulder you can catch a guy in the head so I kind if led more with my back, my momentum pulled me back and I guess…I watched the replay a few times, I clipped him a little bit or just caught him kind of in a weird way, his head was in a weird way and I hope he’s okay. It’s an unfortunate part of the game but for me there is not much I can do, it’s a hockey play and sometimes that happens and it’s unfortunate.”

Vegas coach Gerard Gallant said after the game, “we’ve all seen the hit, it was a flying elbow to the head and it wasn’t called, it’s disappointing. I hope it gets looked at because it’s a bad hit.”