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Kael Mouillierat Suspended Two Games

The AHL announced Tuesday afternoon that Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins left winger Kael Mouillierat was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head in Saturday’s game vs. Lehigh Valley.

Mouillierat was penalized in the first period for elbowing Nick Cousins. The penalty resulted in the Phantoms third goal of the game.

I went back and looked on the AHL Live archive. The hit looked innocent enough that referee Peter MacDougall was correct in calling Mouillierat for elbowing. But slowing it down, you could see Cousins’ head make contact with Mouillierat’s shoulder which could have warranted a harsher penalty or ejection. Since nothing else came of it in the game, Lehigh Valley must have asked the League to review the hit.

Mouillierat will miss both games with Springfield in the home and home series this Friday and Saturday.

There could be a call-up from Wheeling, or Tyler Biggs could be healthy enough to make his Penguin debut.

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