Kings update: Doughty fined $2,500 for hit on Oshie
Kings' defenseman Drew Doughty escaped the full hammer of NHL justice, receiving a $2,500 fine and no suspension from the league on Wednesday morning.
The fine, which is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement, was a result of Doughty's cross-checking St. Louis forward T.J. Oshie into the boards on Tuesday night in St. Louis near the end of the game. He received a two-minute minor penalty for cross-checking.
It looked as though Oshie injured his left shoulder from the hit, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that he would be in the lineup for Wednesday night's game at Pittsburgh against the Penguins.
Here is a video clip of the hit, which occurred with two seconds remaining in the game:
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Photo: The Kings' Drew Doughty pushes Jamie Langenbrunner on Nov. 22. Credit: Dilip Vishwanat / Getty Images.