Canucks’ Tyler Myers fined $5K for elbowing Jackets’ Sean Kuraly

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Tyler Myers has been fined $5,000 by the NHL on Sunday for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly.

The amount of the fine is the maximum allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

Myers, who is 6-foot-8, lowered the boom on Kuraly with 8:09 remaining in the third period of Vancouver’s 5-4 overtime victory versus visiting Columbus on Saturday. Myers was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing.

Myers, 33, has 18 points (three goals, 15 assists) and a plus-13 rating in 49 games this season.

He has recorded 360 points (91 goals, 269 assists) in 967 career games with the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and Canucks. He was selected by the Sabres with the 12th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft and won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year in 2009-10.