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Patrik Elias fined $2,500 for hit

Updated: February 3, 2012, 4:26 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

Newark, N.J. -- New Jersey's Patrik Elias was fined $2,500 for his hit Thursday on Montreal's Mike Blunden during the first period of the Devils' 5-3 win over the Canadiens.

Elias, who received a minor boarding penalty on the play, said he was notified by his former teammate, league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, of the fine via telephone conversation Friday.

"I talked to him and he explained why," Elias said. "The way he looked at it, what he had an issue with was my follow-through. ...

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