The AHL announces a few suspensions today and one of them includes Milwaukee Admirals winger Rich Clune. The suspension for Clune is for accumulating his third instigating misconduct of the season (AHL Rule 46.11) and carries a one-game suspension. Clune will miss tomorrow night’s road game against the Lake Erie Monsters.
When looking back to the previous occasions of Clune’s instigator misconducts you have (1) his fight against Brennan Evans on 11/7/14 (2) his fight against everyone else on the Grand Rapids Griffins on 2/27/15 (3) and his most recent fight against Cody Beach on 3/1/15.
Sadly, no video highlight of the last altercation but it was easy enough to breakdown. Beach had hit Taylor Aronson up high with a check and Clune took exception to the early hit. The play had already been whistled dead for a roughing call against Beach for the hit but Clune skated over and threw down. Seemed like Beach was a more than wiling combatant on the play but Clune was handed the instigator to not only nullify the Admirals power-play in the game but -as it happens- give him a suspension for his accumulative third instigating misconduct of the season.