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Clowe and Kaleta slapped on wrist, fined $2500

Martin Havlat, Ryane Clowe, Drew Doughty

San Jose Sharks left wing Ryane Clowe (29) controls the puck next to Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) and teammate Martin Havlat (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


In the midst of Crosby mania on Monday afternoon, Brendan Shanahan had a little dirty work to do in New York. San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe was fined $2,500 for his slash on Stars’ defenseman Stephane Robidas on Saturday night. While Robidas was engaged with Sharks captain Joe Thornton, Clowe reached around and delivered a dangerous slash to Robidas wrist (insert “slap on wrist joke” here). Here’s video of the finable offense:

Clowe wasn’t the only player that felt Shanahan’s wrath on Monday afternoon. Sabres pest Patrick Kaleta was also fined $2,500 for his transgressions on Saturday. Kaleta received a high-sticking penalty for his stick work on Derek Morris—the minor penalty was the least of his concerns. If Kaleta keeps getting fined and suspended, he’s going to be paying the Players Assistance Fund just to play in NHL games.