The American Hockey League have suspended Milwaukee Admirals forward Kevin Fiala for two-games in relation to the incidents that took place Wednesday afternoon in the team’s 6-3 win over the Lake Erie Monsters. Fiala will not be available to the Admirals for both road games this weekend against the Charlotte Checkers. In his place the team recalled forward Eric Robinson from his loan assignment with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL yesterday morning.
Press Release via AHL:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:
Providence Bruins left wing Dalton Smith has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of his actions in a game at Bridgeport on Nov. 11.
Smith was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) for leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation. He will miss Providence’s games tonight (Nov. 13) vs. Albany, Sunday (Nov. 15) vs. Portland and Nov. 20 vs. Lehigh Valley.
Milwaukee Admirals left wing Kevin Fiala has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of his actions in a game vs. Lake Erie on Nov. 11.
Fiala was assessed a game misconduct resulting in an automatic two-game suspension under the provisions of AHL Rule 75.5(ii). He will miss Milwaukee’s games tonight (Nov. 13) and Saturday (Nov. 14) at Charlotte.
You can read my full description and assessment of what took place with Fiala during Wednesday’s game in the last edition of Chatterbox. The short and sweet of it is that he received a game misconduct with nineteen-seconds remaining after he flipped off the entire Lake Erie Monsters bench. That probably is why AHL Rule 75.5 (ii) was utilized.
AHL Rule 75.5 (ii): Any player who uses obscene gestures on the ice or anywhere in the rink before, during, or after the game. The referee shall report the circumstances to the President of the League for further disciplinary action. Any player assessed a game misconduct under this section shall automatically be suspended for the next two (2) regularly scheduled games of his team.