Sens fined $10K for 'verbal abuse'

Updated: April 17, 2012, 2:13 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

KANATA, Ontario -- The NHL has fined the Senators and forward Zenon Konopka for "verbal abuse" from the Ottawa enforcer directed towards a New York Rangers player who was conducting a live television interview prior to Game 2 on Saturday.

The Senators were docked $10,000 while Konopka was hit with a $2,500 fine, which is the maximum allowable fine for players.

The fines represent the latest discipline in a testy series that has already received its fair share of league attention.

Rangers forward Carl Hagelin received a three-game ban for his elbow on Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, while Ottawa's Matt Carkner was suspended for one match for going after Rangers center Brian Boyle.

The Rangers took a 2-1 series lead with a 1-0 win Monday night.

Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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