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Leon Draisaitl fined, not suspended for spearing Chris Tierney

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl will not be suspended for spearing San Jose’s Chris Tierney, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.

Draisaitl instead was fined $2,569.44, the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.

Draisaitl received a major penalty and game misconduct when he hit Tierney in the groin with his stick in the second period of Edmonton’s 7-0 loss Tuesday night. He had a hearing Wednesday.

The playoff series is tied at two games apiece, with Game 5 on Thursday in Edmonton.

Draisaitl was eighth in the league in scoring with 77 points in the regular season but has none in the playoffs. He was moved from the top-line wing to a third-line center role in Game 3.

Draisaitl had just 20 penalty minutes in the regular season.