The National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety has made a quick ruling.
Following an incident that took place on Tuesday night during a game between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders, the league has fined Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader $5,000, the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.
Abdelkader's fine comes from a spear he delivered to the groin of 25-year-old Islander's defenseman Scott Mayfield, a blow that was in retaliation to Mayfield knocking him down in front of the net.
Abdelkader was awarded just a two minute minor on the play, something that did not sit well with some who felt Abdelkader's blow had been delivered with an intent to injure.
You can view the incident below and judge for yourselves.