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Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games for hitting Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki from behind.
The incident occurred during Sunday's game and Borowiecki left the contest with a neck injury. Westgarth will miss Wednesday and Friday's contests as a result, but he is eligible to play on Sunday. He has no points and four penalty minutes in eight games this season.
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Kevin Westgarth will have a disciplinary hearing over the phone with the NHL on Tuesday.
The incident in question took place on Sunday in the first period against Ottawa when he received a two minute boarding penalty for hitting defenseman Mark Borowiecki from behind.
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Kevin Westgarth was a healthy scratch on Sunday as Tuomo Ruutu returned to the Carolina lineup.
Westgarth can score the occasional goal but is noted for his ability as an enforcer, giving him value in pools that reward penalty minutes. He has only played in one game this season and did not sit in the penalty box.
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Although the Flyers are a tough team, it appears the Hurricanes do not believe they need Kevin Westgarth in the lineup against them Saturday night.
It looks as if Carolina is going to dress seven defensemen and scratch Westgarth against Philly Saturday night. Adjust your roster accordingly.
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Kevin Westgarth was a pivotal member of the players' negotiating committee that eventually hammered out a new CBA with the owners.
On the ice, the Princeton grad is known as a fourth-liner, but off the ice he's as respected as they come for the work he's done. The son-in-law of former Steelers coach Bill Cowher at one of the low points was the lone player invited by the owners. "We were all very impressed with Kevin throughout the entire duration of the negotiation," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "He was smart, articulate and thoughtful. Most of all, he was level-headed throughout, and dealt with the issues and our differences in position in a consistently professional manner - he never appeared angry or let things get personal."
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The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Kevin Westgarth from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Anthony Stewart, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, and a 2014 sixth-round pick.
Westgarth had two points and 39 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Kings last season. He didn't participate in the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning playoff run. "We were looking for a character, team guy who can play a gritty role for our team," said Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. "Kevin is a good addition to fill that spot." He'll probably get more playing time in Carolina, but you still need to be pretty desperate for PIM before he's worth considering in fantasy leagues.