Jamie Benn to have fine hearing Saturday for cross-check

Stars forward Jamie Benn will have a fine hearing Saturday for his cross-check on Oilers forward Ryan Jones in the third period of Thursday night’s game at American Airlines Center.

Here’s what the NHL posted about the hearing on the league’s official website:

Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn will have a fine hearing Saturday for a cross-checking incident during Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.

At 16:00 of the third period, Benn was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for a hit on the Oilers’ Ryan Jones.

As per the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, Benn will have a fine hearing since half of his daily salary would be in excess of $5,000, the maximum fine amount.

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