Stars’ Benn, Capitals’ Kuznetsov fined $5K each for high-sticking

The Stars' Jamie Benn was fined by the NHL on Tuesday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn and Washington Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov were each fined $5,000 Sunday for high-sticking infractions during Saturday’s games.

Benn was fined $5,000 Sunday for high-sticking Calgary Flames’ Andrew Mangiapane.

Kuznetsov was fined $5,000 for high-sticking Florida Panthers’ Noel Acciari.

Both fines were the maximum allowable under the CBA. The money from the fines goes toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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