NHL fines Setoguchi for high sticking opponent
Detroit Red Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey (27) tries deflecting the shot by Minnesota Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi, right, during the first period of an NHL game in Detroit, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:49PM EST
NEW YORK - The NHL fined Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi US$8,108.11 on Tuesday for a high-sticking incident in a game versus the Detroit Red Wings.
Setoguchi was fined for high-sticking Detroit defenceman Kyle Quincey in the second period of Minnesota's 3-2 victory Sunday. Quincey needed more than 20 stitches to close the cut on his chin.
Setoguchi received a double-minor penalty on the play.
As a first-time offender, the maximum Setoguchi could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.