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NHL fines Anaheim Ducks' forward $10K for inappropriate remark

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Anaheim Ducks' forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $10,000 for an inappropriate comment he made during Thursday's Western Conference Final Playoff game against the Nashville Predators, National Hockey League officials say.

“Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “The type of language chosen and utilized in this instance will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League.”

Because the remark was not audible during Thursday's broadcast, it is unclear what exactly he said. 

However, according to the NHL's statement, Getzlaf's remark to another on-ice participant in Game 4, and violated the League's policy, "and the use of obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures in the game."

The $10,000 fine is the maximum amount permitted by the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

They money from his fine will be donated to the Players' Emergency Assitance Fund. 

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