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ECHL suspends Kalamazoo player that hacked Walleye’s Simon Denis

From the Toledo Blade, ahead of tonight's Game 3 between the Toledo Walleye and Kalamazoo K-Wings:

Kalamazoo's Wilson slapped with indefinite suspension

The ECHL announced Monday it has suspended Kalamazoo captain Ben Wilson indefinitely as a result of his actions in a playoff game Saturday night against Toledo.

The league made the ruling after Wilson forcefully cross-checked Walleye defenseman Simon Denis seven times across his back in a stunning outburst in the first period of Game 2 of the Central Division semifinal series.

The veteran defenseman repeatedly used the shaft of his stick to strike Denis on his back as he lay on the ice after play had stopped at the Huntington Center.

WTOL's Jordan Strack posted a clip of the infraction:

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Primis's avatar

I’ve yet to still find out much of anything in terms of what happened, if there was something previous that caused it, or if Wilson just snapped.  Wilson is not a Lady Byng kind of player, but he’s also not even a PIM-per-game player.  There are 2 or 3 guys on the Wings roster you’d expect an incident like that out of before Wilson.

The whole thing is just weird.

I would imagine it’s an indefinite suspension in terms of “Kalamazoo’s season is probably over soon enough anyways”.

Hopefully Denis can come back fine.

Posted by Primis on 04/18/17 at 03:28 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Me thinks he has some anger issues eh?

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/18/17 at 03:37 PM ET

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