Sharks' Simek fined maximum $5K for spearing Ducks player


Sharks defenseman Radim Simek was fined $5,000 Sunday, which is the maximum allowed under the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique on Saturday in San Jose's 2-1 loss.

Here's video of the play that took a chunk out of Simek's wallet.

The play then led to a tussle between the two that resulted in a two-minute roughing penalty for both players at the 6:27 mark in the second period. 

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Simek, 28, is in his third season with the Sharks. He has played eight games this year and has one assist but no goals. 

The Sharks are 4-5-1 this season, which has them second-to-last in the stacked West Division. They play the Los Angeles Kings, the only team behind them in the West, on Tuesday at Staples Center.