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PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Department of NHL Player Safety is fining the Los Angeles Kings’ Dustin Brown for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins’ defenseman Justin Schultz in Thursday night’s game.

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According to the Player Safety Department, Brown is being fined $10,000 for the hit.

Brown was given a game misconduct penalty for sending Schultz, who was kneeling on the ice at the time, into the boards near the Kings’ bench during the third period.

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Schultz stayed down for a long moment before skating off gingerly.

During the ensuing five-minute power play, Patric Hornqvist scored for the Penguins.

The Player Safety Department also announced they are fining the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin $5,000 for spearing Brown in the same game.

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