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Washington’s Oshie fined for cross-checking Letang

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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (left) and Capitals forward T.J. Oshie collide in the first period Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Washington.
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Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (left) and Capitals forward T.J. Oshie collide in the first period Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Washington.

Washington winger T.J. Oshie was fined but not suspended for a cross-check to the neck of Penguins defenseman Kris Letang on Friday night.

Oshie was fined $5,000 by the NHL’s department of player safety, the most allowed by the collective bargaining agreement.

Late in the second period of Friday night’s 7-4 Penguins win over the Capitals, Oshie knocked Letang down and delivered a cross-check to his neck. Last season, Letang had season-ending neck surgery in April. He finished the game without apparent injury.

Oshie received a minor penalty for cross-checking. Letang received a minor penalty for roughing after responding to the cross-check with a gloved punch.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.

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