Jets’ Lowry suspended one game for Kaleta hit

Michael Frolik scored with 5:40 left in the second period to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night.

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.

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