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Boynton suspended one game for gesture

BOSTON -- Bruins defenseman Nick Boynton was suspended for a game without pay by the NHL on Friday for making a threatening gesture toward Montreal's Mike Ribeiro during a game.

Boynton was given a game misconduct penalty after spearing
Ribeiro during the second period of the Canadien's 3-0 win
Thursday. The NHL said Boynton made an "inappropriate, threatening
gesture" toward Ribeiro.

"I was just trying to spark the team a little bit," Boynton
said after the game. "We weren't playing very well. Things didn't
seem to be going our way."

Boynton will miss Saturday's game against the New York
Islanders.