Clifford fined for hit on Nugent-Hopkins
As reported by Mark Spector of Rogers Sportsnet, Kyle Clifford has been fined $2,756.41 for his first period hit on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Sunday evening. Nugent-Hopkins had to be helped off the ice but was uninjured and returned to play shortly after the hit.
LAK's Kyle Clifford fined $2756.41 for his kneeing incident on EDM's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Sunday in L.A. One-half of one day's pay.
— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) October 28, 2013
Since the creation of the Department of Player Safety during the 2011 off-season, only one King has been suspended for an on-ice infraction. Dustin Brown received a two-game suspension for his hit on Jason Pominville during the Los Angeles-Minnesota game on April 23, 2013. Jordan Nolan was also fined for an un-penalized cross-check on Henrik Sedin during a Kings-Canucks game on March 23, 2013.
UPDATE: Clifford has, in fact, been fined $2,756.41 for his hit on Nugent-Hopkins.