The NHL player safety department announced today that they have fined Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie $5,000 for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang on Friday night.
Oshie was not happy with that decision when he learned it, and he did not hesitate to give his opinion on the work done by the NHL player safety department since the start of the season!
«It seems like (the discipline) really depends on who the hitter is, how many games they’ve played, and who they play for.»
Oshie has 12 goals and 18 assists for a total of 30 points in 45 games played so far this season. Drafted 24th overall by the St.Louis Blues in 2005, he was traded to the Capitals in 2015, and decided to re-sign with the team last summer. He has 447 points in 636 games played in the NHL so far, and he also added 31 poins in 55 playoff games.
The Capitals are currently first in the Metropolitan division with a record of 30-16-5.
Source: NHL Player Safety Department
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