The AHL has announced that Mike Liambas has been suspended 3 games for an illegal check to the head. The Admirals forward was given a match penalty for his hit to Louis-Marc Aubrey in the second period of Milwaukee’s 4-2 in Grand Rapids.
Press Release via AHL:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Milwaukee Admirals left wing Michael Liambas has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of an opponent, assessed in a game at Grand Rapids on Jan. 2.
Liambas has already served one game of the suspension. He will also miss Milwaukee’s games Thursday (Jan. 8) vs. Rockford and Friday (Jan. 9) at Rockford.
Liambas sat out the Admirals last game to serve an automatic suspension that is imposed when a player receives a match penalty. As Dean Evason stated after the game, he could have played but the league would have tacked on the automatic one-game to his suspension. He served it. And now really only needs to sit for two games.
Aubrey, who was on the receiving end of the hit, missed the rest of the game following Liambas’ check. The Griffins don’t play until tomorrow. Keep an eye out for whether or not he remains out of their lineup.
You can watch the hit that Liambas dished out and the follow up fight in the early going of Friday night’s game highlights:
So Roundtable . . . What do you think of the Liambas suspension? Was three games warrented or was this a bit excessive? Do you think Milwaukee will miss their tough guy against always physical Rockford?