CRANBERRY — At least one of the Pittsburgh Penguins lost more than an exhibition game Tuesday night.
Defenseman Jeff Petry has been fined $5,000 — the maximum allowed under the league’s collective bargaining agreement — by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for roughing Detroit forward Jonatan Berggren at 5:46 of the second period of the Red Wings’ 6-2 victory at PPG Paints Arena.
Petry was assessed a roughing minor after punching Berggren in the back of the head, although he contended after the game that that had not been his intention.
“I was just trying to punch/push the top of his shoulder, to kind of knock him off-balance,” he said. “It grazed off the top of his shoulder and went up. I wasn’t trying to punch him in the back of the head, or anything like that.”
The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.