Monday, December 20, 2010

Mats Zuccarello Suspended for Boarding Jonathan Cheechoo

The AHL suspended Whale RW Mats Zuccarello one game for his actions in Friday night’s game against the Worcester Sharks.  The play in question happened in the opening moments of the second period following a save on a Kris Newbury breakaway the Sharks countered and on the rush shoved Jonathan Cheechoo who would then spill to the ice and slide into the boards.  Cheechoo would need help off the ice and would not return to the game while Zuccarello would get a 2 minute penalty for boarding.

Following the game Cheechoo was diagnosed with a bruised kindey and will be out indefinitely.  According to
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, coach Roy Sommer noted that there was blood in Cheechoo’s urine as a result of the injury.

The suspension means that Zuke will miss the game at Manchester tomorrow evening.