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NHL fines Wild forward Setoguchi for high-sticking incident

Minnesota Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi tries to screen Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider during the second period of their NHL hockey game in St. Paul, Minnesota March 19, 2012.

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The NHL fined Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi $8,108.11 on Tuesday for a high-sticking incident in a game versus the Detroit Red Wings.

Setoguchi was fined for high-sticking Detroit defenceman Kyle Quincey in the second period of Minnesota's 3-2 victory Sunday. Quincey needed more than 20 stitches to close the cut on his chin.

Setoguchi received a double-minor penalty on the play.

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As a first-time offender, the maximum Setoguchi could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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