Predators’ Tanner Jeannot fined $2K for kneeing Senators’ Brady Tkachuk

Nashville Predators' Tanner Jeannot (84) celebrates between Ottawa Senators' Drake Batherson (19) and Erik Brannstrom, right, after Jeannot scored in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Nashville Predators winger Tanner Jeannot has been fined $2,000 for kneeing Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk on Tuesday night, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday.

Happening just over a minute into play in the third period, Jeannot appeared to skate into Tkachuk and position his body in a way where the Senators forward would run his knee into Jeannot’s.

Jeannot was given a two-minute tripping penalty on the play, which came in the third period of Nashville’s 4-1 win.

Tkachuk had the lone Ottawa goal. Jeannot also scored for Nashville.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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