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Canucks' Hordichuk suspended, coach fined $10,000

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TORONTO (AP) -The NHL has suspended Vancouver forward Darcy Hordichuk one game and fined Canucks coach Alain Vigneault $10,000.

Hordichuk was assessed an instigator penalty after fighting Cam Janssen at 15:04 of the third period during Tuesday night's 6-1 loss to St. Louis. Janssen had roughed up Tanner Glass during a fight earlier in the game.

Anyone assessed an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of a game receives the automatic suspension, while the coach gets a $10,000 fine, a figure that doubles for each subsequent infraction.

The NHL punishment Thursday means Hordichuk losess $4,016 in salary, which goes to a players' assistance fund. Vigneault's fine goes to the NHL Foundation.

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