NHL News: Blackhawks’ Calvin de Haan fined $2,500 for trip, and Islanders’ Ross Johnston to have hearing

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan was fined $2,500 by the NHL on Friday for a dangerous trip against Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield.

The incident occurred at 6:22 of the third period in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime victory on Thursday. de Haan was not whistled for a penalty on the play.

The 30-year-old de Haan logged 20:35 of ice time in the game.

He has three points (one goal, two assists) in 33 games this season and 114 points (16 goals, 98 assists) in 484 career games with the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes and Blackhawks.

Ross Johnston to have hearing

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Dec 11, 2021; Elmont, New York, USA; New York Islanders left wing Ross Johnston (32) skates with the puck against New Jersey Devils during the first period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders forward Ross Johnston will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Friday for an illegal check to the head on New Jersey Devils forward A.J. Greer.

Johnston delivered the hit in the offensive zone late in the first period of the Islanders’ 3-2 win over the Devils on Thursday at Elmont, N.Y. He was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.

Greer returned to the game after the hit. He exited midway through the third period with an undisclosed injury.

Johnston, 27, has two assists in nine games this season. He has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 95 career games with the Islanders.

–Field Level Media