NEW YORK (AP) Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for butt-ending Philadelphia rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in the Flyers' 2-1 win Wednesday night.
The NHL announced the fine, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, on Thursday.
Chimera and Gostisbehere were skating around the net after the whistle had blown in the second period when Chimera used the butt end of the stick to poke Gostisbehere in the midsection. No penalty was called, but television cameras caught the incident.
Gostisbehere was not hurt on the play, but his knees did buckle.