As the Griffins and Moose get ready for game 3 tomorrow night of their best-of-five first round series tonight at Van Andel Arena, the AHL announced that the chippiness that marred the end of the Griffin’s 5-1 victory in game 2 will have consequences that carry over:
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:
Rochester Americans defenseman Andrew MacWilliam has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of his actions in a playoff game at Syracuse on Apr. 21.
MacWilliam was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). He will miss Rochester’s next three games beginning with Game 3 of the North Division Semifinals, Wednesday (Apr. 25) vs. Syracuse.
(If Rochester is eliminated before the suspension can be served to completion this postseason, remaining games would carry over to the next time MacWilliam is active on an AHL club roster.)
Manitoba Moose forward Buddy Robinson has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of an interference incident in a playoff game vs. Grand Rapids on Apr. 22.
Robinson was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). He will miss the next two games of the Central Division Semifinals, Wednesday (Apr. 25) and Thursday (Apr. 26) at Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Griffins forward Colin Campbell has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a playoff game at Manitoba on Apr. 22.
Campbell was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). He will miss Game 3 of the Central Division Semifinals, Wednesday (Apr. 25) vs. Manitoba.
Unfortunately, we don’t have video of either incident nor do we have an update on Axel Holmstrom’s status at the current time. Holmstrom was the victim of the Robinson hit for which he was suspended. Grand Rapids will look to take the series lead as the series resumes Wednesday.
Axel Holmstrom did not practice for the Griffins on Tuesday, further thinning the already-thin center position. He'll be out at least a week, coach Todd Nelson said.— Pete Wallner (@petewallner) April 24, 2018