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.READ MORE: OCA Pittsburgh And UPMC Team Up To Help Get The Asian-American Community Vaccinated
According to the Player Safety Department, Brown is being fined $10,000 for the hit.
Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown fined $10,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross-checking Pittsburgh’s Justin Schultz.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 19, 2018
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.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Preparing To Begin Open Air Performances
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.
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for spearing Los Angeles’ Dustin Brown.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 19, 2018MORE NEWS: Fire Destroys Spaghetti & Steakhouse Restaurant In Murrysville
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