The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety has levied a fine against a Calgary Flames forward for conduct in Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Per a league release, Blake Coleman has been fined $5,000 for slew-footing Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois.
The incident occurred late in the first period. Dubois was called for holding Coleman as he attempted to get to the net-front area, but Coleman also took down Dubois in the process and was called for tripping on the same play. The play was reviewed – pretty much everything is reviewed by Player Safety following a game – and the league determined that Coleman’s actions merited additional discipline.
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This is the second time in Coleman’s Flames tenure that he’s run afoul of Player Safety, oddly enough both times in games against the Winnipeg Jets. He missed the season-opener in 2021-22 due to a boarding suspension levied after a pre-season hit on Jets forward Jansen Harkins.
This is the first fine or suspension for any Flames players in the 2022-23 season.