Maple Leafs’ Hyman fined $5K for high sticking Jets’ Pionk

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman gets penalty following a swing of a high-stick to Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has been fined $5,000, the maximum amount a player can be fined under the CBA, for high sticking Winnipeg Jets defenceman Neal Pionk.

The play occurred during the third period of Thursday’s game between the Maple Leafs and Jets. While battling for positioning in front of Winnipeg’s net, Pionk slashed Hyman’s leg, after which Hyman turned and swiped at Pionk with his stick, hitting him in the face.

Hyman was assessed a minor penalty for high sticking during the exchange.

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