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Versteeg fine with Flyers' Schenn after hit

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg said Friday he and Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn were fine after Schenn cross-checked him in the head on Wednesday.

“I know Brayden well,” Versteeg said after practice on Friday. “He’s a really good kid, and he talked to me after. But it is fine. Like I said, it’s part of the game. I kind of turned into it, too. When you get lumbered to the head it does hurt.”

Schenn was fined $2,300.77, the maximum allowed, for the cross-check on Friday.

The incident occurred during the second period of their game on Wednesday. No penalty was called despite Versteeg’s complaints. The Blackhawks defeated the Flyers, 7-2.

“It was a pretty hard shot to the ear,” Versteeg said. “It was ringing there for a while. I know the ref’s ear was ringing for a while after that, too. It’s fine now. It’s part of the game.”