Maple Leafs forward Hollweg given automatic 3-game suspension

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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.

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.

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