The hit came just minutes into the game. That was also Gillies first game back from a 9 game suspension in which he was suspended for elbowing and fighting Penguin's forward Eric Tangradi. Gillies will forfeit close to $61,000 in salary.
Because this is his second offense in such a short amount of time, I would imagine Gillies is on his last straw with the league. Once he comes back I'm sure it's only a matter of time before he does something stupid.