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Minnesota Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov fined, avoids suspension

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Oct 30, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Minnesota Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov (97) skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL fined Minnesota Wild star forward Kirill Kaprizov $5,000 on Wednesday for roughing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.

The amount is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.

The 25-year-old forward could have been suspended after picking up a five-minute match penalty for intent to injure after he slammed his stick across Doughty’s mouth and chin. Kaprizov was ejected in the second period of the Wild’s 1-0 loss in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Kaprizov has recorded 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 12 games this season. He has 172 points (82 goals, 90 assists) in 148 games since making his Wild debut in 2020-21.

–Field Level Media