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Hawks' Boynton suspended 1 regular season game

Friday, 09.24.2010 / 2:48 PM / News

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Hawks' Boynton suspended 1 regular season game
TORONTO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Boynton has been suspended for one game for making a throat slashing gesture towards Tampa Bay Lightning player Blair Jones during NHL pre-season game #11 on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Boynton will forfeit $2,688.17. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 13:04 of the second period. He was assessed a game misconduct (Rule 75.5) on the play.

Boynton will miss the Blackhawks' season opener at Colorado on October 7.

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