Jason Chimera fined 5K for butt-ending Shayne Gostisbehere (Video)
The NHL fined Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera a league maximum $5,000 for butt-ending Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in their Wednesday night game.
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At the 17:29 mark of the second period, the whistle blew to signify the end of the play. As both players skated behind the Flyers net, Chimera used the butt-end of his stick to hit Gostisbehere in the side of his mid-section. The rookie defenseman crumpled to the ice, but remained in the game, a 2-1 shootout win by the Flyers.
Earlier, Gostisbehere gave Chimera a slash to the mid-section area.
this slash on Chimera earlier apparently means Gostisbehere deserved this https://t.co/h8s8aNWz74 pic.twitter.com/nMGE4nlPGT
— Stephanie (@myregularface) March 31, 2016
No penalty was called on either play.
Chimera has a mostly clean record in his 945-game NHL career. He was fined $4,487.18 in 2013 for boarding Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz. In 2012, he was ejected from a game against the Boston Bruins for charging Adam McQuaid, but did not receive supplemental discipline.
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