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Predators captain Shea Weber fined $2,500 for hit on Jannik Hansen

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber was fined US$2,500 on Friday for boarding Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen.

The play occured during Thursday's game at GM Place.

Weber hit Hansen early in the third period and was assessed a boarding penalty.

The $2,500 fine is the maximum allowable under the NHL's collective bargaining agreement.

Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's director of player safety, issued a statement about the hit.

"On all plays we deem to be illegal there are varying degrees that escalate from one level to the next," Shanahan said. "I didn't like this hit, and I expressed that to Shea Weber. I feel it was an illegal hit. I would like to see less force in that situation and that is why he's being fined. He didn't use all of his force, and did get Hansen sort of on the right side of Hansen's body—I think a lot of Weber's impact and the sound was him hitting the glass. It wasn't square in the numbers, but it was illegal."

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