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Tom Wilson fined, not suspended for kneeing Conor Sheary

Tom Wilson will be fined, not suspended by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for kneeing Conor Sheary of the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night. 

The Washington Capitals forward will be docked a whopping $2,403.67 for the hit, which should certainly teach Wilson lesson. That dollar amount, of course, is the maximum allowable under the current NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining agreement.

Via NHL.com’s Katie Brown, Capitals head coach Barry Trotz said he thought the hit was “OK, but not necessary.” Sheary was not injured on the play and remained in the game.

Will Wilson face repercussions in Game 2 Saturday night? It doesn't sound like it if you're asking Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan. “I didn’t get an explanation. I’m not concerned," he said. "We’re going to play hockey.”

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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