NHL suspends Boulton six games for elbow hit

Updated: October 25, 2005, 12:02 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Atlanta Thrashers forward Eric Boulton was suspended for six games without pay by the NHL on Monday for elbowing Tampa Bay's Paul Ranger in the head.

Eric Boulton

"It is clear Mr. Boulton's actions were careless and caused injury to his opponent," said Colin Campbell, the NHL's executive vice president and director of hockey operations. "There is no circumstance that can justify this type of action."

Boulton received a major penalty and a game misconduct for elbowing Ranger ...

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