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BREAKING: Gary Bettman And The NHL Officially Penalize The Toronto Maple Leafs

Published January 22, 2024 at 4:43 PM
BY SAMER
     
In breaking news, Gary Bettman and the NHL have officially penalized the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Defenseman Connor Timmins Receives Maximum Punishment From The NHL



Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Conor Timmins has been fined $2,864, the highest amount allowed under the player's collective agreement, for the cross-checking penalty during his first shift of the game. Timmins cross-checked Kraken forward Brandon Tanev behind the Leafs' net.

Toronto's Conor Timmins has been fined $2,864.58, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross-checking Seattle's Brandon Tanev.




The resulting on-ice brawl led to Tanev getting a two-minute penalty for roughing, Timmins receiving a two-minute penalty for cross-checking, and Leafs' defenseman Simon Benoit also getting a two-minute penalty for roughing. This handed the Kraken an early powerplay.

Here is the play that resulted in the NHL taking action:



The NHL's Department of Player Safety stated on Monday that the collected fine money will be directed to the league's Player Emergency Assistance Fund.


Despite the penalties and the physical play, Toronto won the game 3-1, a much-needed victory as they had lost five of their previous six games, including a 6-4 defeat in Vancouver on Saturday.

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BREAKING: Gary Bettman And The NHL Officially Penalize The Toronto Maple Leafs

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