Maple Leafs forward Thornton fined for hit on Jets' Perreault

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NEW YORK — The NHL has fined Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton US$3,017 for interference.

Thornton upended Jets forward Mathieu Perreault, who was well away from the puck, in the third period of Toronto's 5-3 win over the Jets Thursday night.

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The 41-year-old veteran was assessed a minor penalty for interference on the play.

The Maple Leafs and Jets conclude their two-game series Saturday at Winnipeg's Bell MTS Place.

Toronto leads the North Division by six points over the Jets, who have played one fewer game.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press