Landeskog, McLeod receive max fines for late game altercation


Colorado’s Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog each received the maximum fine allowed for their actions late in the Avalanche’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, per the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

McLeod’s wallet is $3,091.40 lighter for coming into the contest with 8.1 seconds left “for the purpose of starting an altercation.” McLeod fought with Charlie Coyle after knocking down Mikael Granlund immediately after the faceoff. In addition to the fine, McLeod had already been handed an unsportsmanlike conduct minor, fighting major, and 10-minute misconduct.

Landeskog was also booted in the dying seconds of the game after throwing a punch at Mikko Koivu while they were both on the bench. For his actions, Landeskog has been fined $5,000.

You can see both incidents below:

Colorado and Minnesota will play again on Sunday.