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MICHAEL FERLAND FINED, BUT AVOIDS SUSPENSION FOR SPEARING

Things got emotional Saturday night as the Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks met for game one of their best-of-five NHL play-in series. About halfway through the third period, Vancouver forward Michael Ferland let his emotions get the best of him as he speared the Wild's Ryan Hartman. Hartman was not even on the ice at the time. Check it out:


Ferland received a slashing penalty on the play. Many assumed he would be facing a suspension after the Department of Player Safety had a chance to review it. That is not the case. The NHL's Department of Player Safety has chosen to fine Ferland $5000, the maximum allowable under the current collective bargaining agreement, while Minnesota's Like Kunin has also been fined for grabbing Ferland's stick from the bench.



While the NHL has been receiving high praise for its Return to Play program amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one complaint that has been making the rounds is the lack of consistency from DoPS. So far, the only suspension has been Chicago's Drake Caggiula, who received one game for a check to the head of Edmonton's Tyler Ennis.

TIM TUCKER
AUGUST 3, 2020  (11H30)
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