Stars' Jamie Benn fined for cross-check

Oilers forward Ryan Jones receives attention after being hit in the back by Stars forward Jamie...

Oilers forward Ryan Jones receives attention after being hit in the back by Stars forward Jamie Benn during third period action in Dallas on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (Mike Stone/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 3:46 PM ET

Dallas Stars centre Jamie Benn has been fined $10,000 by the NHL for his cross-check to Edmonton Oilers winger Ryan Jones Thursday.

Benn received a major and a game misconduct for going after Jones after the Oiler skated into Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen during the third period of the Stars' 5-1 loss in Dallas.

As the disciplinary hearing was held over the phone, there was little chance Benn -- a first-time offender -- would have been suspended.


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