NHL takes $5,000 bite into paycheck of Canucks' Roussel

NEW YORK (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for biting San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

The fine announced by the league Saturday is the maximum allowed under the labor agreement.

The biting happened at 19:20 of the third period of San Jose's 4-0 victory at home over the slumping Canucks.

The money goes to the players' emergency assistance fund.