NHL fines Patric Hornqvist $2,500 for hit

Updated: March 18, 2011, 2:12 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist $2,500 but decided not to suspend him for his elbow to the head of Boston Bruins rookie forward Tyler Seguin in Thursday night's game.

The Predators announced the league's decision via their official Twitter feed.

Hornqvist got a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct. Seguin stayed in the game.

The fine was the maximum allowed via supplemental discipline in the league's collective bargaining agreement.

Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.