There were a lot of brawls last week, and that means lots of suspensions this week. Let’s review them team by team so we all know what is going on.
David Brock, Billy Dee Smith and Nick Cotter were each suspended one game. They each got a fighting major and match penalty on the floor at the 14:29 mark of their game with Colorado last week thus the suspensions. Head coach Darris Kilgour was given a game misconduct.
Buffalo can place in new pickup Alex Kedoh Hill in transition and they called up Derek Hopcroft as well to fill two spots. As for who else might play in their place, Mike McNamara or Hayden Smith might see action. John Tavares should be back in action this week as well.
Ilija Gajic, Richard Morgan and Chet Koneczy were each suspended one game. Koneczy has been given three additional suspensions, one for an obscene gesture in the game and two others for being a repeat offender.
No doubt Jaeden Gastaldo should be in and Casey Powell joins their lineup this week. Alex Demopolous could also get a chance from the practice squad.
Brandon Miller and Michael Manley were suspended one game each. They stemmed from incidents at the 13:48 mark of the fourth quarter in their game against Washington. Miller, a goaltender, was suspended for violation of Intervention of Fight in Progress while Manley was suspended for Second Fight after Original Fight with Washington’s Jeff Moleski. Head coach Johnny Mouradian was also fined.
Philly picked up Mike Thompson yesterday who was retired, but they do need a goalie with Miller out. To replace Manley, they could go with Ethan Farrell possibly or Jeff Reynolds.
Jeff Moleski was suspended for the same reason as Manley of Philadelphia. Mitch McMichael was suspended for an illegal cross check along with Justin Pychal. Matt Beers has been suspended for Two Majors in One Game.
Kyle Buchanan could break the lineup this week along with Chris McElroy or Tim Henderson.
New pickups Jon Sullivan and Jimmy Purves were suspended one game each for the events in Colorado vs Buffalo, but they were traded to Rochester later in the week. They added Scott Self at the deadline and Cody McLeod could always fill in as well.