The NHL’s department of player safety suspended Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry one game Thursday afternoon for boarding Buffalo Sabres agitator Patrick Kaleta.
At 14:06 of the second period of the Jets’ 2-1 victory Wednesday, Lowry slammed Kaleta from behind and into the end glass, cutting open the player’s mouth in the process.
Lowry was given a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct on the play.
Ironically, the Sabres failed to score on the prolonged power play, but the Jets did.
Lowry will forfeit $4,453.41 in salary to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. He will miss the Jets’ game Friday in Boston but will be available to return to the lineup Wednesday versus Edmonton.