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Leafs’ McCabe, Oilers’ Kane among players fined Friday by NHL

By The Canadian Press on March 8, 2024.

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) and Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake McCabe (22) exchange blows in the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Boston, Thursday, March 7, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne

NEW YORK – Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake McCabe and Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane were among the players issued fines by the NHL on Friday.

McCabe was fined the maximum of US$5,000 allowable under the NHL/NHL Players’ Association collective bargaining agreement for cross-checking Boston forward Brad Marchand in the first period of the Bruins 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

The hit at 3:53 of the first period came moments after McCabe had been assessed an interference penalty for a hit on Jake DeBrusk. He was not penalized for the cross-check on Marchand.

Bruins defenceman Charlie Coyle was also fined $5,000 for a cross-check on Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bertuzzi at 4:56 of the second period. Coyle was assessed a minor penalty for high-sticking.

Kane was fined $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct for an incident involving Blue Jackets forward Cole Sillinger 46 seconds into the second period of the Oilers’ 4-2 loss at Columbus on Thursday.

Kane was not penalized on the play.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 7, 2024.

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