Michael McCarron has been suspended two games by the American Hockey League, the league announced Tuesday.
McCarron’s return from the injured list in the American Hockey League has not been what he, or many other were hoping for at this point in his career. In his first game back he boarded Peter Cehlarik, then was handled rather easily in a fight against Chris Breen.
Then in his second game against the Providence Bruins he was the focal point of a blindside hit that left Brendan Gaunce bloodied and concussed for which the suspension comes.
This is the play that lead to Brendan Gaunce leaving the game.— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) October 19, 2019
No penalties were assessed on the play. pic.twitter.com/g2GqoGy5Lh
While McCarron was not penalized on the play, the Bruins submitted the play to the AHL for further review and the league decided to hand down the two game suspension after the fact.
This is not McCarron’s first AHL suspension, he was suspended for another incident against the Providence Bruins where he headbutted Justin Hickman in an end of game fight, and earned himself a few games in the press box.
The two game ban will cause McCarron to miss Wednesday’s game against the Belleville Senators, and Friday’s game against the Hartford Wolfpack, meaning he would return to the lineup against the Providence Bruins on Saturday.