The National Hockey League has issued a two-game suspension for Winnipeg Jet’s winger Adam Lowry for his hit on Calgary Flames’ defenseman Oliver Kylington during the Heritage Classic on Saturday night.
Kylington did not incur an injury from the hit, and the league put out the following statement, via video:
“This is boarding. It is important to note that from the moment Kylington collects the puck from behind the net, Lowry sees nothing but his back. While we acknowledge Lowry’s assertion that he anticipated Kylington opening up as he came up ice so that Lowry could deliver a legal check, the onus is on Lowry to adjust course when that does not happen.”