The NHL has decided that it's not too happy with Chicago Blackhawks forward John Hayden.
The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined the Hawks forward $2,486.56 for high sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward JT Brown.
It's the maximum allowable fine under the CBA, and means the league wasn't two thrilled at all. Hayden actually already received a double minor for the play during the game, however it was also Hayden's second double minor in his past three games.
Brown did end up having to head off the ice and into the locker rooms for some work, but did return to the game.
Hopefully Hayden cleans up his play a bit because he will grow a target on his back if he's dubbed a "repeat offender".
As pointed out by Sportsnet:
The money from the fine – which was the maximum allowable amount under the CBA – goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.
Chicago’s John Hayden fined $2,486.56, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for high-sticking Tampa Bay’s J. T. Brown.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 23, 2017