NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers center Jeremy Roenick has been suspended one game by the NHL.
The suspension came after throwing a water bottle in the direction of officials during Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.
Angered that nothing was called when Buffalo defenseman Rory Fitzpatrick's high stick left his mouth bloody with 5:21 to play, Roenick let out his frustrations.
After being given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for yelling at the officials, Roenick hurled a water bottle that struck referee Blaine Angus, earning himself a gross misconduct and automatic ejection.
"The NHL better tell these guys to open up their ... eyes," Roenick said after the game. "Blaine Angus is standing right in front of me, I had the puck, he said he didn't see it. How does he not see it? How does he not see blood dripping all over my face, all over my jersey? Terrible, absolutely, absolutely, absolutely terrible."
He will miss Friday night's game against Toronto and forfeits more than $90,000 of his salary.