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NHL issues fines to four players

May 2, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning forward Corey Perry (10) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds (24) and forward Ilya Lyubushkin (46) during the third period of game one of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL issued fines totaling $12,000 to four players on Tuesday for incidents in Monday’s playoff series openers.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon was fined $5,000 for crosschecking St. Louis forward Pavel Buchnevich with 1:46 remaining in the Blues’ 4-0 win in St. Paul.

Tampa Bay forward Corey Perry was fined $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct after multiple fights broke out in the third period of the Lightning’s 5-0 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Lightning forward Pat Maroon and Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds were each fined $2,250 for unsportsmanlike conduct for their roles in the same bloody brawl.

The fine amounts issued by NHL Player Safety were the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.

–Field Level Media