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Erik Karlsson Fined For Slash

NEW YORK (March 6, 2012) – Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim in NHL Game No. 977 on Sunday, March 4, in Sunrise, Fla., the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:06 of the third period. A minor penalty for slashing was assessed to Karlsson.

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Da lil Guy's avatar

Deserved - Karlsson was clearly frustrated.

Bergenheim was obviously stung initially, but I don’t think he missed a shift at the end of the day. Karlsson’s probably lucky it wasn’t more serious or he’d be looking at more than a fine.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 03/06/12 at 12:02 PM ET


Eh. I didn’t see this, but in general I don’t like slashing sanctions being assessed by anyone other than the referees during the game in 2012. Slashes were a much bigger deal when the sticks were wood and the pads not bulletproof. Worst that happens from a slash nowadays is a bruise, unless you clip the guy in the face or he’s modified his glove in some way to make his wrist available. It’s not like you’re going to end a guy’s season whacking him in the armor with one of these noodle sticks.

Posted by larry from pitt on 03/06/12 at 04:32 PM ET

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