The NHL's Department of Player Safety fined New Jersey forward John Hayden on Wednesday for cross-checking Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi during the Devils' 4-1 win on Tuesday night in Detroit.
Hayden was fined $2,016.13 -- the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement -- for the incident, which occurred at 19:16 of the third period after Bertuzzi checked Devils rookie forward Jack Hughes into the boards.
Bertuzzi got 10 minutes for misconduct, while Hayden was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a 10-minute game misconduct for the retaliation. The money will be sent to the NHL Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Hayden, 25, is in his first season with New Jersey after being traded from the Chicago Blackhawks over the summer.
A third-round pick by the Blackhawks in 2013, the four-year veteran has three points (two goals, one assist) and 75 penalty minutes in 37 games this season. Overall, he has 10 goals and 15 assists in 150 career NHL games.
--Field Level Media