Ryan Garbutt #16 of the Dallas Stars is escorted off the ice after spearing Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of Game Five of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 25, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Stars 6-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was fined $1,474 -- the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement -- by the NHL on Saturday for spearing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry in the groin Friday night.
Garbutt was given a major penalty for spearing and a game misconduct midway through the first period in the Stars' 6-2 loss at Anaheim.
"I was just coming back to the bench and got careless with my stick," Garbutt said.
"It was deliberate," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau countered. "It wasn't an accident. It was pretty dirty."
The Ducks lead the first-round playoff series 3-2.