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NHL fines Kris Versteeg for cross-check

Feb 19, 2012, 11:06 PM EDT

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The NHL decided to fine Florida Panthers forward Kris Versteeg $2,500 for cross-checking Washington Capitals center Jeff Halpern in the closing moments of a Feb. 17 contest.

No word regarding how this verdict may or may not affect Versteeg’s ridiculous hair cut. (One would assume that a suspension would have given him a little time to look up a Super Cuts or something.)

Versteeg actually has one suspension on his record from his rookie season in December 2008. The then-Chicago Blackhawks winger got in a squabble that left then-Phoenix Coyotes forward Kyle Turris with a bloody nose.

There’s no easy-to-find video of Versteeg’s check on Halpern, so I’ll leave it to your memories. Did Versteeg deserve a suspension, was the fine good enough or did the incident warrant no discipline at all?

  1. afetherolf - Feb 19, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I’m too distracted by that amazing hair to answer that question.

  2. bleed4philly - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Looks like he’s making Bettman’s jet payment this month.

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