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Kovy Fined

via TSN,
The National Hockey League has fined Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk $2,500 for his slash on Ottawa's Chris Neil. Kovalchuk and Neil were lining up for a faceoff midway through the second period when the Thrashers forward slashed him in the wrist, sending the Ottawa forward crumpling to the ice.
update 2:24pm, Add Exelby to another player short $2500. via TSN,
Meanwhile, the league also conducted a disciplinary hearing with Exelby, who cross checked Ottawa's Tyler Arnason in the head during the same game, and opted for the fine instead of a suspension.

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