NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin during NHL Game No. 163 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 15:24 of the first period. Borowiecki was assessed a major penalty for charging as well as a game misconduct.
Borowiecki is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $43,902.45. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.