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NHL fines Sabres' Scandella for slash on Penguins' Hornqvist

Marco Scandella is $5,000 poorer.

The Buffalo Sabres defenseman unleashed a wicked two-hand slash Tuesday night, and the NHL Player Safety Department hit back Wednesday with a $5,000 fine. It is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Scandella took a baseball swing at the lower body of Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist midway through the second period of Buffalo's 5-4 overtime loss. Scandella earned a two-minute slashing penalty, and Hornqvist went ballistic on the officials after picking up two minutes for interference.

Scandella is making $4 million this season.

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