The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday that it has fined the Toronto Maple Leafs’ organization $100,000 for the team’s travel to St. Louis on Dec. 26, 2022. This team activity was in violation of Article 16.5(b) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association.
The CBA states that teams may not travel during the three-day holiday break, which included Monday:
Toronto head coach Sheldon Keefe was also fined $25,000 for “demeaning conduct” directed at officials in the team’s 5-4 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.
The fine money will go to the NHL Foundation.
Here’s the relevant CBA section the #leafs violated. It sounds like the players wanted to follow a typical schedule and travel in the night before the game.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 28, 2022
By Harrison Brown