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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman receives maximum fine for spearing

May 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman (52) handles the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 6, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman (52) handles the puck against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman has been handed a $1,812.50 fine for spearing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly in a preseason game on Saturday.

The fine is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement and will go toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Friedman was assessed with a five-minute major and a 10-minute game misconduct for the play, which occurred 9:47 into the game.

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The Penguins won 4-3 in overtime in the preseason finale for both teams.

–Field Level Media