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Islanders' Frans Nielsen fined $5,000 for slashing Coyotes' Martin Hanzal


New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen (51), of Denmark, left wing Matt Moulson (26), defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (11), of Slovakia, and center John Tavares (91) celebrate after Tavares scored in the first period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (The Associated Press)

New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for slashing Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal on Tuesday night.

Nielsen was assessed a minor penalty for slashing in the third period of New York's 6-1 home victory.