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Isles’ Nielsen fined $5,000 for slashing Hanzal

Oct 9, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT


New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen has been fined $5,000 for a slash to the back of Phoenix’s Martin Hanzal‘s legs during a 6-1 win on Tuesday night.

The incident occurred at 13:42 of the third period. Nielsen was assessed a minor penalty for slashing, a nasty response after he and Hanzal were tangled in the corner. Earlier in the period, Hanzal drew the Isles’ ire with a two-minute roughing minor on Michael Grabner.

The incident led to some Danish feuding as Phoenix’s Mikkel Boedker — who, along with Nielsen is one of just five NHLers from Denmark — went after the Isles forward for chopping down his teammate.


  1. bcisleman - Oct 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Dane on Dane…that can only mean…ragnarok…

  2. sporkov - Oct 9, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Sorry, these types of things should get games, not fines. The only intent with a stick hack like this is to injure.

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