– Toronto Maple Leafs
left wing Ryan Hollweg
has automatically been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of being assessed his third Game Misconduct within 41 games in the Boarding/Checking from Behind category, the National Hockey League announced today. He was assessed Game Misconducts under Rule 44.5 - Checking from Behind, in NHL Game #619 (Jan. 5 vs. Edmonton) and Game #797 (Feb. 3 vs. Montreal) in 2007-08 and under Rule 42.5 - Boarding, in the Oct. 1, 2008 pre-season game vs. St. Louis.
According to Rule 23.5, having incurred three Game Misconducts within 41 games, Hollweg is automatically suspended for the Maple Leafs' first two regular season games of the 2008-09 season - Oct. 9 at Detroit and Oct. 11 vs. Montreal.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Hollweg will forfeit $5,510.76. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.