Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward James Neal has reportedly been fined $5,000 for his hit on Detroit Red Wings’ forward Luke Glendening in Thursday night’s tilt – according to Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Neal fined $5K for hit on Thursday, per @NHLPlayerSafety
— Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) March 21, 2014
Penguins forward James Neal fined $5,000 for cross checking Red Wings forward Luke Glendening.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 21, 2014
Around the five-minute mark of the second period, Neal delivered a cross-check to Glendening’s head, which resulted in a two-minute minor penalty. Fortunately for Glendening, he was okay, but the hit was clearly one that could have potentially injured him.
This is the second time Neal has had to deal with the NHL Department of Player Safety. Earlier this season, Neal was suspended five games for kneeing Boston Bruins’ forward Brad Marchand to the head.
Will he ever learn?