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Islanders' Nielsen fined $5,000 for slashing

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October 9, 2013 05:06 PM EST | AP


NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for slashing Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal on Tuesday night.

Nielsen was assessed a minor penalty for slashing in the third period of New York's 6-1 home victory.