NHL fines Jets' Morrissey, Senators' Zaitsev, Blue Jackets' Domi

Ottawa Senators defenceman Nikita Zaitsev. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

The NHL has handed out $5,000 fines to Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey, Ottawa Senators defenceman Nikita Zaitsev and Columbus Blue Jackets winger Max Domi for their actions during games on Wednesday.

Morrissey's slash was on Alexandre Texier just after the Blue Jackets scored an empty-net goal late in the third period of a 3-0 Columbus win over the Winnipeg Jets. He was issued a minor penalty.

Domi received three minor penalties in the game against Winnipeg. The league did not specify the incident he was being fined for, although he incurred the wrath of the Jets for shooting the puck into the net long after a whistle had blown, causing a scrum.

Zaitsev was fined for cross-checking San Jose's Timo Meier in the head, although Zaitsev was not penalized on the play. He returned to the Senators lineup Wednesday after being in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

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