The NHL announced Saturday that the San Jose Sharks organization has been fined $100,000 for comments made by general manager Doug Wilson on Friday.
Part of Wilson's comments:
"Comparing the facts of this incident against the actual wording of Rule 48.1, it appears that the NHL has not only made an inappropriate application of this rule but is trying to make an example out of a player who is being judged on past events, one who has changed his game dramatically this season and taken only six minor penalties in 39 games."
The NHL says the statement was a violation of league rules that prohibit teams from making formal statements during the 48-hour period following a disciplinary ruling. The violation carries an automatic $25,000 fine. The Sharks were fined an additional $75,000 due to the inappropriate nature of the comments.