NHL Discipline: Kuznetsov, Benn receive fines for high-sticking

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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety handed out a couple of fines on Sunday morning for a pair of incidents that happened over the weekend.

Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov was issued a $5,000 fine for high-sticking Florida Panthers forward Noel Acciari during a scrum in the Capitals’ 6-1 Game 3 win. Kuznetsov was not penalized for the incident during the game.

Elsewhere, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn was also given a $5,000 for a high-sticking incident of his own against Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane in the Stars’ 4-2 win. He also was not penalized during the game.

The Flames-Stars series has been extremely physical through the first three games, with a handful of fights (John Klingberg and Matthew Tkachuk dropped the gloves just 1:22 into Saturday’s game) and countless scrums. Saturday’s game saw the two teams combine for 38 penalty minutes.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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