San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined $8378.38 for an altercation with Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley at the conclusion of the game last night.
Vlasic slashed Heatley as the buzzer sounded, and Heatley retaliated. You can watch the incident below:
After the game, Vlasic claimed that he was simply defending himself.
“If he’s going to slash me, I’m going to defend myself and just swing back, and unfortunately I got him,” he said. “I didn’t want to hurt him. If he’s going to slash me I was just defending myself, and swung back.”
Wild head coach Mike Yeo told the press after the game that Heatley would be out for “awhile” with an injury as a result of the altercation.