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Preds' Borowiecki ejected for elbowing Jets' Svechnikov in face

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Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki was handed a five-minute major and game misconduct for elbowing Winnipeg Jets forward Evgeny Svechnikov on Saturday.

Borowiecki clipped Svechnikov in the face, which left the Jets winger bloody.

Borowiecki has been suspended three times over his 11-year career. He received two bans in 2018: three games for an illegal check to the head and one game for elbowing. He was suspended two games for boarding in 2016.

The 32-year-old leads the Predators with 103 penalty minutes in 39 games this season.

Svechnikov did not return after the hit. The older brother of Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has recorded 10 points in 37 games for the Jets this season.

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