Maple Leafs forward Hollweg given automatic 3-game suspension

TORONTO – Toronto Maple Leafs left-winger Ryan Hollweg was given an automatic three-game suspension by the National Hockey League on Wednesday.

Hollweg received a game misconduct for a boarding penalty in Monday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues. The suspension was automatic since it was Hollweg’s fourth game misconduct within 41 games.

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If Hollweg is assessed another game misconduct for boarding, hitting from behind or certain stick infractions over the next 41 games, he will automatically get a four-game suspension.

Hollweg, who will forfeit US$18,750 in salary, will be eligible to return Oct. 23 against the Boston Bruins.