Jan 25, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (18) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. The Stars shut out the Penguins 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pens' Forward James Neal Docked $5,000 for Hit


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.

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?

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