Red Wings’ Abdelkader fined $5K for spearing Islanders’ Mayfield

Justin Abdelkader was fined for the spear to the most sensitive of lower-body areas on Scott Mayfield.

Justin Abdelkader‘s wallet is a little lighter thanks to some nasty stick work on Tuesday.

The Detroit Red Wings forward was fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement, for spearing New York Islanders defenceman Scott Mayfield.

The incident occurred in the last minute of the first period of Detroit’s 6-3 win. After getting dumped in front of the Islanders net by Mayfield, Abdelkader showed his displeasure by jabbing him in a sensitive area.

Abdelkader was called for slashing on the play.

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