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Drew Doughty Fined For Hit On T.J. Oshie; Will Not Be Suspended

Granted, the hit that Chris Stewart put on Niklas Kronwall was more forceful, but at least the Blues weren’t the winning team in the dying seconds of a game when something that pointless happened. Apparently, though, it’s all about the oomph behind the hit, as Drew Doughty will not be suspended for his cross-check on T.J. Oshie that sent the forward head and shoulder first into the board at a dangerous angle. He will, however, have to pay a whopping $2500 fine.

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Doughty said this to Andy Strickland after the game:

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I thought he turned at the last minute, I was just trying to finish my man. I saw him take a peek and maybe I should have done a shoulder hit as opposed to a cross-check but I had no intention of hurting him and I hope he’s okay."

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The fact that Teej turned away and didn’t have his back to the play for the entire play is probably what keeps Doughty in the Kings’ line-up. Regardless, it’s still a tough pill for Blues fans to swallow.