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John Tavares fined for slash on Zach Parise

Nov 25, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

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John Tavares and Zach Parise aren’t the type of names that NHL fans have grown accustomed to seeing what the league’s disciplinarian hands down a punishment—but they were both in the middle of a player that will cost Tavares a little cash. Tavares was fined $2,500 for his slash in the second period of the Devils 1-0 victory over the Islanders on Friday afternoon.

The two-hand chop wasn’t penalized by the two on-ice officials, but that doesn’t mean Tavares was going to escape the wrath of Brendan Shanahan. Since Tavares could possible make $3.75 million with bonuses this season, the $2,500 fine represents means he’ll lose this salary for about three minutes of play. Seriously—it’s the $2500 fine doesn’t even represent .01% of his salary this season.

That should teach him.

  1. arsement - Nov 25, 2011 at 11:30 PM

    Check your headline, Reitz.

  2. dccircuitboy - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    “fined for on Zach Parise”. English please?!!!

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