Nick Boynton maybe shouldn't have taken the first game of the preseason so seriously.

Boynton has been suspended for the first game of the regular season due to the throat slashing gesture after his fight with Blair Jones. The gesture was made while both players were on their way to the penalty box.

The suspension will cost Boynton game one in Colorado against the Avs so his first game will be the home opener versus the Detroit Redwings when the Hawks will raise their champiosnhip banner.

Boyton is available to play during the rest of the preseason. He also received a game misconduct penalty after making the gesture.