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Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl fined for spearing Sharks’ Chris Tierney

Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl during action at the NHL Young Stars tournament in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 12, 2015.
Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl during action at the NHL Young Stars tournament in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 12, 2015. Jeff Bassett, The Canadian Press

Edmonton Oilers’ forward Leon Draisaitl was fined $2,569.44 for spearing San Jose Sharks’ Chris Tierney in Game 4 of the two Pacific Division rivals’ first-round series.

The fine, which is the maximum amount allowed, was handed down after a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday afternoon.

Draisaitl will not be suspended for the spear.

Draisaitl received a five-minute major and was ejected after spearing Tierney in the groin Tuesday night.

The incident happened while the Oilers were down 5-0 late in the second period in a game they lost 7-0.

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Draisaitl has never been suspended during his young NHL career, but that was a possibility for the spear.

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The Oilers and Sharks play Game 5 of their series back in Edmonton on Thursday.