Breaking: NHL punishes Hayden for high-sticking

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The NHL Player Safety department has decided to crack down on Chicago Blackhawks' forward John Hayden for in illegal high-sticking penalty he incurred on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Hayden took a 4 minute double minor penalty for high-sticking Lightning forward JT Brown in the first period of Wednesday night's match.

Hayden is likely thanking his lucky stars it was just a small fine. The league has been cracking down on dangerous plays lately and dolling out suspensions.

Do you think he deserved the fine?

Hayden, 22, was drafted by the Blackkawks in 2013 and has 7 points in 20 games this season.