Rich Clune fined half his daily salary for boarding

The Clunatic - Photo: Scott Slingsby

The Clunatic – Photo: Scott Slingsby

By Paul Armbruster • •

In case you were wondering what a guy like Rich Clune makes per day as an NHL player, here you go: $2,905.40. Not bad for any regular person but for an NHL player it sure does seem tiny in comparison, doesn’t it?

Clune, a former Kings prospect and fan favorite, is now with Nashville and playing regularly, albeit recklessly! He was fined for boarding Avs winger Aaron Palushaj (see video below). His punishment was half his daily salary.

Here’s the NHL’s statement in full:

Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune has been fined $1,452.70, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Colorado Avalanche forward Aaron Palushaj in NHL Game No. 221 in Colorado on Monday, February 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:32 of the first period. Clune was assessed a minor penalty for boarding. As a first-time offender, the maximum Clune could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary. The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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