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Erik Karlsson fined for slashing Bergenheim

Mar 6, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

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Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson is going to have a lighter wallet today.

Karlsson was fined $2,500 for his slash on Florida’s Sean Bergenheim on Sunday. Swedes and Finns not getting along? Why, I never. As you should know by now, $2,500 is the maximum amount allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For Karlsson it’s the first time he’s been rung up by the league for doing something dastardly. Now that he’s got a record, he’ll have the ever-watchful eye of the league watching him closer for misdeeds. Bergenheim was not hurt on the play.

Given the Karlsson seems like the least likely player to do something dirty, you’d like to think we won’t be hearing from him again anytime soon.

  1. millertime30 - Mar 6, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    quite the grease ball, that one

  2. bcisleman - Mar 6, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    I like Bergy, but, to be fair to Karlsson, Bergy slashed him immediately before and it went uncalled. Karlsson foolishly retaliated and hurt his team at a critical moment with two points on the line. Probably should be fined for that by itself.

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