Vancouver’s Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for biting San Jose’s Marc-Edouard Vlasic.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 24, 2018
Roussel was fined $5,000, which is the max allowed under the CBA. It’s a pretty quick decision because the evidence is pretty damning. If you missed it, Brodie Brazil of NBCSN-CA was kind enough to post a whole video on his Twitter feed.
As for the Twitterverse, plenty of puns to go around.
Roussel out here squishing heads like he's on Kids in the Hall pic.twitter.com/dF2xjP84c9— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) November 24, 2018
Wyatt Arndt covers the Canucks for The Athletic.
While TSN’s Jason Brough had this to say...
Roussel is a cat person. And that's what cats do when you annoy them. They bite you. And it's your fault, always.— Jason Brough (@JasonBroughTSN) November 24, 2018
There were also plenty of pickle jokes to go around, as well as a few shark ones. Like Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.
Man bites Shark: Canucks' Roussel fined $5K https://t.co/gzBEw6amY9— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) November 24, 2018
Roussel didn’t talk to the media after the game, so we don’t know his take on the situation.