Gabriel Landeskog, Cody McLeod Fined For Actions At Wild Game


The NHL department of player safety announced today that Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod received supplemental discipline for their actions during last Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Wild. Gabriel Landeskog was fined  $5,000 while Cody McLeod was fined $3,091.40. The maximum allowable fine under the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement is 50% of a player’s daily salary not to exceed $5,000.

Gabriel Landeskog Fined $5,000:

Landeskog received $5,000 for reaching across the divider between the Avalanche and Wild benches and punching Mikko Koivu in the head with 3.3 seconds left in the game. Landeskog was given a misconduct penalty.

Cody McLeod Fined $3,091.40

McLeod received a smaller fine (smaller salary) for taking to the ice with 8.1 seconds left and running down Mikael Granlund immediately after a face-off before fighting Charlie Coyle. Normally, this type of action would garner an instigator penalty that comes with a one-game suspension and a $10,000 fine for Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy, but McLeod was assessed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty instead. McLeod was suspended for 5 games last season and has registered at least 100 PIM in each full season he’s played since joining the NHL.

The Colorado Avalanche visit St. Paul to take on the Minnesota Wild this Sunday. The Wild has a chance to sweep the season series against the Avalanche. So far, the Wild has outscored the Avalanche 12-1 this season.