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A linesman attempts to break up a fight between San Jose Sharks centre Chris Tierney (50) and Ottawa Senators right wing Alexandre Burrows (14) during the third period of Saturday’s game.Stan Szeto/The Globe and Mail

Ottawa Senators forward Alexandre Burrows was fined $5,000 for roughing during a game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

The NHL department of player safety announced the fine — the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement — on Sunday.

Burrows was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for fighting at 14:51 of the third period after going after San Jose's Dylan DeMelo with a stick to the face.

Ottawa lost the game 5-0 for its 11th loss in 12 games.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the league will consider an expansion application for a Seattle franchise, but they will need to examine all the aspects and do their homework before expanding to the new market.

The Canadian Press