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Sharks D Marc-Edouard Vlasic fined for slashing Wild F Dany Heatley

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined for slashing Minnesota’s Dany Heatley.

The NHL fined Vlasic $8,378.38 for the infraction at the end of Wednesday’s 4-2 victory over the Wild.

Vlasic and Heatley were jostling in the closing seconds of the game. After Vlasic delivered a cross check, Heatley responded by swinging his stick at Vlasic. He missed and Vlasic retaliated and hit Heatley with his stick.

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The Wild were upset after the game because Heatley was hurt. But the NHL says the injury came in the ensuing scrum and not from the slash.