Sharks’ Thornton fined for slashing Lightning’s Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has fined San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton $5,000 for slashing.

The punishment was issued Sunday by the league’s player safety department.

Thornton slashed Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson in the second period of Saturday night’s game in Tampa, which the Lightning won 5-2.

The fine is the highest allowed under NHL rules. The money is designated to go to the players’ emergency assistance fund.

More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/tag/NHLhockey

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s ...

First trade domino falls as Dwight Howard gets traded

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight ...

Colin Cowherd details why Marvin Bagley should be the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft

Colin Cowherd details why Marvin Bagley should be the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA ...