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Washington’s Oshie fined for cross-checking Letang

February 4, 2018 GMT

Washington winger T.J. Oshie was fined but not suspended for a cross-check to the neck of Penguins defenseman Kris Letang on Friday night.

Oshie was fined $5,000 by the NHL’s department of player safety, the most allowed by the collective bargaining agreement.

Late in the second period of Friday night’s 7-4 Penguins win over the Capitals, Oshie knocked Letang down and delivered a cross-check to his neck. Last season, Letang had season-ending neck surgery in April. He finished the game without apparent injury.

Oshie received a minor penalty for cross-checking. Letang received a minor penalty for roughing after responding to the cross-check with a gloved punch.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.