Joe Thornton Fined For Slashing

Dec 4, 2017, 12:00 AM | Updated: Jan 4, 2019, 11:21 am
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 22: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during a break from the third p...
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 22: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during a break from the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on November 22, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Sharks defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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On Sunday, the NHL issued a $5,000 fine against Joe Thornton for slashing.

According to USA Today, the San Jose Sharks center slashed Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson in the second period of Saturday night’s game.

Under NHL rules, this is the maximum monetary fine Thornton could have gotten. The money goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.

The Lightning ended up winning the game in Tampa 5-2.

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