Vlasic fined, not suspended, for ‘dangerous use of stick’ on Karlsson

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Mike Hoffman ended up receiving a two-game suspension from that bitter San Jose Sharks – Ottawa Senators game, but Marc-Edouard Vlasic will only lose money for his actions.

The NHL announced that Vlasic will receive the maximum allowable fine of $5K for “dangerous use of the stick” on Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.

That infraction prompted Sens forward Kyle Turris to go after Vlasic in an unlikely – but understandable – skirmish.

Here’s the altercation where Vlasic used his stick dangerously, as the league would say:

Now watch what Karlsson had to say about it:

Senators fans probably aren’t happy that Hoffman was suspended for two games for cross-checking Logan Couture while Vlasic only received a fine, but fair or not, that’s what happened.