Chara avoids suspension for cross-checking Gallagher's neck
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Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher in the neck during Wednesday's game. However, Chara avoided a suspension, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Thursday.

Both players were handed minors on the play; Chara for cross-checking and Gallagher for roughing.

Chara's estimated career earnings are $97,993,695, according to CapFriendly.

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