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San Jose's Desjardins fined $2,500 for hit on Lepisto

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It took just 2:12 into Sunday's game for the Blackhawks' rivarlry with the San Jose Sharks to reach a boil -- and it came on an illegal hit.

Sharks center Andrew Desjardins was assessed a two-minute penalty for boarding defenseman Sami Lepisto at 2:12 in the first period. Desjardins hit Lepisto in the back and sent him crashing hard into the boards.

Lepisto, who wasn't hurt on the play, took exception, and moments later a scuffle ensued, which included Hawks tough guys Jamal Mayers and Daniel Carcillo.

Desjardins had a disciplinary hearing with NHL's department of player safety Monday afternoon and was later fined $2,500 -- the maximum allowed under the current collective bargaining agreement -- for his hit.

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