October 15, 2008 / 6:12 PM / in 9 years

Leafs' Hollweg receives three-game suspension

TORONTO, Oct 15 - Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Ryan Hollweg has been suspended for three games after being assessed with a game misconduct against the St Louis Blues on Monday, the National Hockey League said Wednesday.

<p>Toronto Maple Leafs Ryan Hollweg checks Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Cooke (L) during the first period of their pre-season NHL hockey game in Toronto, September 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

The infraction was Hollweg’s fourth game misconduct for boarding or hitting from behind within 41 games, meaning the 24-year-old will receive an automatic suspension.

Hollweg will sit out the Maple Leafs’ next three games, at the New York Rangers on Friday, the next night at Pittsburgh and against Anaheim on Oct 21.

Hollweg received a five-minute major on Monday and game misconduct for hitting St Louis rookie defenseman Alex Pietrangelo into the glass.

Hollweg was in his first game back after serving a two-game suspension for the same kind of check.

Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington; editing by Miles Evans

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