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Senators' Brady Tkachuk fined for cross-checking Flyers Scott Laughton


NEW YORK — Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk was fined by the National Hockey League on Saturday for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton.

Tkachuk was fined US$2,486.56, the maximum amount allowed under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

The NHL's department of player safety made the announcement Saturday night, hours after Philadelphia beat Ottawa 4-3.

The incident took place during the final 30 seconds of the game. The 21-year-old Tkachuk sent Laughton down with a cross-check before jumping him. Tkachuk was assessed two minor penalties on the play, one for cross-checking and the other for roughing.

Laughton had shared some words with the Senators' bench moments after he scored the eventual winner at 4:49 in the third period.

After the game, although Tkachuk wouldn't reveal exactly what was said, he expressed his displeasure with Laughton.

"Definitely I wasn't happy," Tkachuk said. "He said something towards the bench. It happens. Yeah, I'll leave it at that."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 7, 2019.

The Canadian Press