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Devils forward Stephen Gionta fined for spearing

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

NEW YORKNew Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta has been fined $2,284.95, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki during NHL Game No. 94 in Ottawa on Thursday, October 22, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:18 of the second period. Gionta was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for spearing.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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