NHL

Jason Chimera receives maximum fine for butt-ending

Chimera and Shayne 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 the Flyer's defencemen in the midsection.

$5,000 US fine is the maximum allowable under the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement

Washington's Jason Chimera has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for butt-ending Philadelphia's Shayne Gostisbehere during the Captials 2-1 loss to the flyers on Wednesday night. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined $5,000 US by the NHL for butt-ending Philadelphia rookie defenceman 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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