Blackhawks Boynton suspended one game

Nick Boynton of the Chicago Blackhawks gestures to Blair Jones of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a...

Nick Boynton of the Chicago Blackhawks gestures to Blair Jones of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a fight during NHL exhibition action in Winnipeg September 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Fred Greenslade)

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TORONTO -- Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Nick Boynton has been suspended for one game for making a throat-slashing gesture towards Tampa Bay center Blair Jones during Wednesday's preseason game.

The obscene display of body language was made after Boynton fought Jones at 13:04 of the second period. Boynton was given a game misconduct for his actions.

Boynton will not be available for Chicago's regular-season opener at Colorado on October 7.


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