Maple Leafs ahead Sam Lafferty handed high-quality for cross-checking

NEW YORK – Toronto Maple Leafs ahead Sam Lafferty has been fined for cross-checking, the NHL’s Division of Participant Security introduced on Sunday.

The high-quality was US$3,108.11, which is the utmost allowable below the league’s collective bargaining settlement.

Lafferty was assessed a minor penalty for roughing in Saturday’s 4-3 extra time win over Tampa Bay after cross-checking Lightning ahead Ross Colton up excessive in entrance of the Leafs’ objective.

The incident occurred at 15:10 of the second interval.

The Maple Leafs are already with out ahead Michael Bunting, who was suspended three video games for an unlawful examine to the top on Tampa Bay defenceman Erik Cernak in Tuesday’s sequence opener.

Toronto holds a 2-1 lead within the first-round playoff sequence, with the 2 sides returning to motion on Monday evening.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed April 23, 2023.


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