12/31/2011 01:39 EST | Updated 03/01/2012 05:12 EST

NHL fines Del Zotto, Kopecky $2.5K US for altercation

New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto and Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky were each handed a $2,500 US fine for their roles in an altercation on Friday night.

The NHL's department of player safety announced the levies on Saturday in a release.

The incident occurred at 19:52 of the third period of New York's 4-1 win. Del Zotto was assessed a minor penalty for high sticking while Kopecky, who punched an unsuspecting player according to the release, was given a match penalty.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, $2,500 is the maximum amount allowable. All money will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The Rangers square off with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic on Monday, Jan. 2 (CBC,, 1 p.m. ET).

Torres' wallet takes a hit

An elbow has cost Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres $2,500.

The NHL fined the 30-year-old on Saturday for elbowing Avalanche defenceman Jan Hejda during Thursday night's 3-2 win by the Coyotes.

The incident happened at 18:22 of the second period, but no penalty was handed out on the play. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.