Leafs’ forward Simmonds fined while Spezza faces suspension following game with Jets

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Wayne Simmonds has been slapped with a fine for a cross-check he applied to Winnipeg Jets forward Jansen Harkins on Sunday night.

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has fined Simmonds $2,250, the maximum allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement, for laying his stick into the back of Harkins during the third period of Winnipeg’s 6-3 win over visiting Toronto.

Meanwhile, Leafs centre Jason Spezza has been offered an in-person hearing with the league and will likely be suspended for kneeing Winnipeg defenceman Neal Pionk during Sunday’s game.

In-person hearings are required for any suspension that could be at least six games.

The date and time of Spezza’s hearing have not be announced.

 

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