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Canucks' Brandon Prust fined for spearing Brad Marchand in groin

Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust was fined $5,000 US by the NHL on Sunday for spearing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Saturday night.

Infraction against Boston forward happened Saturday night

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is consoled by teammate Tuukka Rask after being speared by Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust on Saturday night. (YouTube)

Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Prust was fined $5,000 US by the NHL on Sunday for spearing Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Saturday night.

Prust told reporters it was the "best money I've ever spent."


A 10-minute misconduct was assessed for the incident in the third period of the Bruins' 4-0 victory in Vancouver.

However, Prust also claimed he did not intend to hurt Marchand. 

"Just frustrations, happens out there. I wasn't really trying to injure him," he said.

"I was just coming back because the puck was coming back up the boards."

With files from The Associated Press

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