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NHL fines Nik Antropov for boarding hit

Jan 20, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

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Mike Smith, Nik Antropov AP

The NHL decided to hand Winnipeg Jets forward Nik Antropov the maximum $2,500 fine for a boarding hit on Buffalo Sabres defenseman T.J. Brennan.

Video of the offending check is scarce or non-existent on Internet searches, so I’ll leave it to those who have strong opinions one way or another: is this a sufficient punishment for Antropov? Did he deserve a suspension instead? Or could it be that the minor penalty he received in the game itself was enough?

Share your thoughts in the comments and if you happen to know of video footage for the hit, by all means, feel free to post it.

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