Blackhawks winger John Hayden has had a propensity for high sticking, and on Thursday it hit Hayden in his wallet. Hayden was fined $2,486.56 for a high stick on Lightning winger J.T. Brown that drew blood and caused Brown to leave the game. Officials assessed Hayden with a four-minute, double minor penalty. It was his second such penalty in the last three games. Hayden also received a double minor for a high stick in a game against the Rangers last week. Luckily for Hayden, the Hawks killed off both penalties. Taking penalties like that is one of the easiest ways to lose playing time with coach Joel Quenneville; however, Hayden’s didn’t seem to take a hit Wednesday. He had 12 minutes, 4 seconds of ice time in a close game. Hayden and his linemates, Lance Bouma and Tommy Wingels, had a strong night and Quenneville was deploying them against the Lightning’s top scorers late in the third period with the game on the line.
Blackhawks John Hayden fined for second high-sticking penalty in three games
Chicago Tribune | Nov 23