NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo has been suspended indefinitely after delivering an illegal hit this week, the NHL said Tuesday.
Carcillo was handed a 5-minute major boarding penalty and a game misconduct following a check from behind to Edmonton Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert during Monday's contest in Chicago.
Both players were chasing a puck behind the net when Carcillo left his feet to slam Gilbert into the endboards from behind.
Gilbert's head bounced off the glass on the play, on which Carcillo also appeared to be injured.
Carcillo, 26, has drawn repeated suspensions, including a two-game sanction this season for an illegal check on Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen.