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Kings GM Dean Lombardi apologizes

Updated: January 21, 2011, 5:06 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was fined $50,000 by the NHL Friday for comments he made after Thursday night's game regarding league executive Mike Murphy.

"There is no acceptable explanation or excuse for commentary challenging the integrity of the League's Hockey Operations Department in general or Mike Murphy, in particular," commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.

Lombardi was angry about a Phoenix Coyotes goal that was allowed to stand after video review ...

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