Marco Scandella fined by NHL after TJ Oshie head hit

Scandella in action vs. the Islanders (©GettyImages)

Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has found himself in the bad books of the NHL after his latest incident on the ice.

Head Shot

The 24-year old has been fined  $2,755.38 for his illegal check to the head of T.J. Oshie on Saturday night, the NHL has announced today.

That fine equals to around 50% of what Scandella will earn in one day on his new contract with the Wild. 

Scandella's fine is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement, and it is surprising that he did not receive a suspension for the hit, something that Oshie wasn't exactly too pleased about.

Targeting in the Wild

The Wild's Michael Rupp was suspended for four games for a similar hit to Oshie last season, and Oshie himself was quick to remind reporters of that when news of the fine broke. 

"It seems like that's the second time that's happened in a matter of what three shifts that I've been in Minnesota?" Oshie added. "So I don't know, it seems a little targeted but ... either way, got away with the two points, so we'll take that."

Scandella signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension just last week, so the fine is hardly going to dent his bank balance back in Minnesota.

You can check out the hit to the head here...

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