Canadiens D Emelin fined for Friday hit

New York, NY ( - The National Hockey League issued a fine to Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin for an incident in Friday night's game.

Emelin will part with $11,021.51 for delivering an elbow to Buffalo captain Brian Gionta early in the third period of the Sabres' 2-1 victory. Emelin was given a minor for an illegal check to the head on the play.