Nick Boynton sorry for slash gesture
The incident happened during the Blackhawks' preseason opener Wednesday in Winnipeg.
"It was just stupid," Boynton said. "I was upset. He beat me up, whatever. It was a stupid play on my part and I'm paying for it.
"It sucks, but I made my bed, now I have to sleep in it. It's unfortunate, but that stuff happens."
Boynton will miss Chicago's regular-season opener against the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 7.
The suspension cost him $2,688.17, with the money going to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
"I've been around," Boynton said. "I know better. It hurts the team, keeps me out a game, and it looks bad for the organization. I've apologized to who I have to apologize to ... and it won't happen again."
The NHL had sent out a video to all of the teams illustrating behavior that wouldn't be tolerated, and the throat-slash gesture was included.
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPN 1000 and ESPNChicago.com.