The American Hockey League has suspended Milwaukee Admirals forward Cody Bass for one-game following his boarding major that earned him a game misconduct against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday night.
Press Release via AHL:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:
Milwaukee Admirals forward Cody Bass has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of a boarding incident in a game at Grand Rapids on Dec. 21.
Bass was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). He will miss Milwaukee’s game Monday (Dec. 26) vs. Chicago.
Chicago Wolves goaltender Jordan Binnington has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of his actions in a game at Rockford on Dec. 21.
Binnington was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). He will miss Chicago’s game Monday (Dec. 26) at Milwaukee.
The play that earned Bass a suspension saw himself and Kyle Criscuolo moving in on a puck towards the penalty box area. Criscuolo had body position ahead of Bass and the Admirals forward caught him in an awkward spot as he was leaning in for the puck just before reaching the wall. Criscuolo remained down on the ice briefly, exited for the locker room, but did return in time to notch a primary assist on a power-play goal during the major penalty assessed to Bass for the incident. The Admirals lost that game to the Griffins 3-0. Bass did play last night when the Admirals lost 8-4 on the road to the Chicago Wolves.
Bass will be unavailable for the Admirals on Boxing Day when they face-off against the Wolves at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. As you can also see in the AHL’s press release the Wolves will be without goaltender Jordan Binnington in that same game after his antics Wednesday night against the Rockford IceHogs.
With Bass now unavailable, and Reid Boucher‘s conditioning assignment fulfilled, it is likely that the Admirals will need one more player prior to the Boxing Day game. Max Görtz would step in but the Admirals would still be a player short of a complete squad. That would likely mean seeing Justin Kirkland or Anthony Richard return from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
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