Word came down Monday afternoon from Springfield that Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins defenseman Andrey Pedan has been suspended three games for an incident stemming from a charging incident on Saturday, November 11 against the Providence Bruins.
Here’s the video I ripped from video highlights Coal Street put forth Saturday night…
Suspension verbiage from the league release went as follows…
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defenseman Andrey Pedan has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of a charging incident in a game vs. Providence on Nov. 11.
Pedan was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). He will miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s games Friday (Nov. 17) at Binghamton, Nov. 22 vs. Lehigh Valley and Nov. 24 at Syracuse.
Rule 28.1 in the AHL Rulebook reads as follows…
28.1 Supplementary Discipline – In addition to the automatic fines and suspensions imposed under these rules, the President may, at his discretion, investigate any incident that occurs in connection with any Pre-season, Exhibition, League or Playoff game and may assess additional fines and/or suspensions for any offense committed during the course of a game or any aftermath thereof by a player, goalkeeper, Trainer, Manager, Coach or non-playing Club personnel or Club executive, whether or not such offense has been penalized by the Referee.
If an investigation is requested by a Club, it must be initiated within twenty-four (24) hours following the completion of the game in which the incident occurred. In addition, teams are required to fill out a request for supplemental discipline form along with a two hundred fifty dollar ($250) deposit refundable if further action is taken by the League.
There was no penalty called for charging at the time and no penalty assessed on the play at all other than the fight between Pedan and Kenny Agostino. Essentially, Providence asked that the League review the hit because Zboril did not return to the game nor did he play Sunday in Springfield when the Bruins visited the Thunderbirds.
Pedan will miss this Friday in Binghamton, next Wednesday at home against Lehigh Valley and Friday, November 24 at Syracuse.
Pedan’s game, I felt, was rounding into form. I don’t know if the suspension will hinder that or what.
Out the door, some other news…
Pittsburgh has the right of first refusal in the case of a re-claim…
We will see what Pittsburgh decides to do Tuesday at noon. Niemi could, now hypothetically, be assigned to Wilkes-Bare and tandem with Casey DeSmith and Wilkes-Barre could send Colin Stevens back to Wheeling. Stay tuned I guess.