NHL takes $5,000 bite into paycheck of Canucks' Roussel

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Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel, right, of France, hits the puck away from Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NHL takes $5,000 bite into paycheck of Canucks' Roussel

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel, right, of France, hits the puck away from Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Vancouver Canucks forward Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for biting San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

The fine announced by the league Saturday is the maximum allowed under the labor agreement.

The biting happened at 19:20 of the third period of San Jose's 4-0 victory at home over the slumping Canucks.

The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.

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