On the play, Smith was penalized for hooking, while Couture was penalized for tripping. Smith left the game and is listed as day-to-day.
The fine is the maximum allowed under the league’s collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players’ Association.
San Jose's Logan Couture has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for slew-footing Detroit's Brendan Smith.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 27, 2015