Usually, it’s hits from Patrick Kaleta that draw the attention of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. This time, though, it’s a hit on Kaleta courtesy of Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry.
Lowry was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct by referee Darcy Burchell. Kaleta did return to the game.
Here’s another angle on the hit:
From the NHL:
Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta during NHL Game No. 323 in Buffalo on Wednesday, November 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 14:06 of the second period. Lowry was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Lowry will be eligible to return to the lineup on December 3, when the Jets return home to play the Edmonton Oilers.