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Tampa Bay Lightning's Dominic Moore fined $2,500 for hit on New York Rangers' Ruslan Fedotenko

The Lightning's Dominic Moore was fined $2,500 Friday, the most allowed under the collective bargaining agreement, for an apparent head hit on the Rangers' Ruslan Fedotenko.

The NHL said in a statement only that Moore was fined "for an interference infraction that caused an injury." Moore did not respond to a request for comment.

In the third period of Thursday's game, Moore skated in front of Fedotenko to keep him away from puck-handling Lightning center Nate Thompson and appeared to hit the wing on the chin with his right shoulder. Moore got a roughing penalty. Fedotenko left the game and didn't return.

New York's Daily News reported that a replay angle shows Moore's shoulder hit Fedotenko's stick, which hit the Ranger in the face.

Fedotenko was ruled out of Saturday's game against the Flyers. He didn't feel right after riding a stationary bike, coach John Tortorella said.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Dominic Moore fined $2,500 for hit on New York Rangers' Ruslan Fedotenko 02/11/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:09am]

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