After practice today, Rob Scuderi said he agreed that his check on Columbus’ Jason Chimera was too low, and didn’t argue the fine he received from the NHL yesterday. The maximum fine, per the collective bargaining agreement, is $1,000, so that’s almost certainly what Scuderi got, although it hasn’t been confirmed. After the game, Scuderi was careful in his words about whether or not his hit — which, from replays, seemed to start on the outside of Chimera’s knee — was acceptable. Today, he addressed the hit.

SCUDERI: “I got a call from Colin Campbell yesterday, and he expressed to me that he thought the hit was a bit low. At the time, I hadn’t seen it yet. I did see it later in the day, and I wish I could disagree with his judgment, but it was low. I’ve had a lot of hip checks the last few years, but that one just wasn’t right. It was definitely in a questionable area, and I have to pay my fine.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever been involved in anything even remotely controversial. … If anything, I’m more disappointed in myself, because I’ve always played hard but I’ve always played fair and honest, so it’s not the way I want to be seen as playing in this league. Fortunately, Chimera wasn’t hurt any more.”

Scuderi said he has been attempting to get in touch with Chimera and apologize for the hit.

SCUDERI: “All I can do is give him a call and extend the apology. It’s up to him if he wants to accept it or not. I understand if he’s mad. All I can do is offer it up.”

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