Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for the second time in less than a week.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday night that Borowiecki was handed a three-game suspension without pay for an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin.
The incident occurred at 15:24 of the first period in Ottawa’s 4-3 overtime loss against Vegas on Sunday.
Borowiecki was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.
The 29-year-old is considered a repeat offender and will forfeit $43,902.45 US. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Borowiecki was playing in his first game after serving a one-game suspension handed down on Oct. 24 for an elbow on Boston Bruins defenceman Urho Vaakanainen.