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DEVILS’ RUUTU FINED $5,000 FOR SLEW-FOOTING

New Jersey Devils forward Tuomo Ruutu has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen during NHL Game No. 981 in New Jersey on Sunday, March 6, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

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The incident occurred at 4:05 of the third period. Ruutu was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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