The Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks got into a very heated game last night.
Unfortunately we saw a little bit of a dirty spear.
Canucks' forward Michael Ferland got into a fight and then ended up attacking the Wild bench.
Ferland was skating by the Wild bench when he had his stick grabbed by a Wild player, Ferland made sure to get his stick back and then gave the Wild player a very solid spear in the stomach.
Lots of people pointed out how if you leave the bench for a fight you get a 10 game suspension and felt Ferland should be looking around the same.
The NHL Department of Player Safety doesn't think so.
In fact Ferland didn't get any suspension at all and was given a $5k fine.
What do you think of the NHL's decision? Check out the play again below:
Does Vancouver Michael Ferland deserve supplemental discipline for the “Spear” you will see in this video ? pic.twitter.com/61ByyEULUO
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) August 3, 2020
Vancouver’s Micheal Ferland has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Spearing Minnesota’s Ryan Hartman.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) August 3, 2020