Ottawa Senators blueliner Mark Borowiecki will sit for one game for elbowing Boston’s Urho Vaakaneinen.
Borowiecki leveled the Bruins defenseman with an elbow from the top of the Ottawa crease during the first period of Monday’s game.
No penalty was called on the play.
Vaakaneinen was injured as a result of the hit. He has not yet returned to the Bruins lineup, reportedly suffering from a concussion.
From the NHL Department of Player Safety:
“Borowiecki raises his elbow and delivers a blow to the head with his forearm. This is elbowing.”
“While we accept Borowiecki’s arg that he was not aiming for Vaakaneinen head, only trying to defend his crease, Borowiecki is still responsible for the fact that he recklessly delivered a blow to the head of his opponent with sufficient force to cause an injury.”
The Ottawa defenseman has been suspended before. In 2016, he picked up a two game suspension for boarding LA’s Tyler Toffoli.
Borowiecki forfeits $6,451.61 as a result of the suspension.
For all 2018-19 suspensions and fines: NHL Suspension & Fine Tracker