Philadelphia Flyers' Shayne Gostisbehere, left, and Washington Capitals' Jason Chimera collide during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Matt Slocum
March 31, 2016

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.

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