The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Saturday night that Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk has been fined $2,486.56 — the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement — for his cross-checking infraction on Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton.
In the final 30 seconds of the Senators-Flyers game in Philadelphia on Saturday, Tkachuk cross-checked Laughton in the neutral zone away from the play. Laughton fell to the ice and Tkachuk jumped on top of him, sparking a line skirmish that halted play.
Tkachuk was assessed minor penalties for roughing and for cross-checking due to his actions. Philadelphia went on to win, 4-3.
A few minutes earlier, Laughton had scored the eventual game-winning goal and appeared to have some choice words for Tkachuk as he skated by the Senators’ bench.
Tkachuk has nine goals and 17 points in 30 games for the Senators, while Laughton has four goals and nine points in 17 games for the Flyers.