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Stars' Benn fined $10,000 for cross-checking

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 2:22 PM / News

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Stars' Benn fined $10,000 for cross-checking
Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn has been fined $10,000 for cross-checking.

NEW YORK – Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones in NHL Game No. 295 in Dallas on Thursday, February 28, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 16:00 of the third period. Benn was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking.

As a first-time offender, the maximum Benn could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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