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Nick Boynton Suspended For One NHL Regular Season Game

TORONTO (September 24, 2010) – 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) for his actions. 

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

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

It’s too bad they don’t open their season in Nashville, then it would only really be costing Boynton $188.17.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 09/24/10 at 05:24 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

Sloppy seconds suspension.

Posted by Osrt on 09/24/10 at 05:34 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This league’s rules enforecement committe is pathetic.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 09/24/10 at 05:54 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Video of the incident can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olpL5C4ORI4

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 09/24/10 at 06:26 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

So of everything in that sequence, the taunting is most despicable, not the knee on knee hit that started it.  At least Boynton got suspended after a cheap shot, even if the league ignored it (twice in one day).

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 09/24/10 at 08:34 PM ET

Primis's avatar

So you can end a guy’s career, or kill a guy on the ice.  League is cool with that.

But make a gesture and hoooooo boy, look out…

Posted by Primis on 09/25/10 at 12:21 AM ET

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