The American Hockey League suspended Shaone Morrisonn for three games for this hit on January 14th to the head of Brian Willsie of the Hamilton Bulldogs. This is the second suspension of the season for Morrisonn which puts him on the repeat offender list. He was also suspended for one game for a hit during the Amerks vs Rampage game back on December 16th.
Watching the video even though Willsie had his head down I suspect Morrisonn was suspended because he didn’t keep his arm tucked into his body and in the end he did hit him in the head, something that is against the rules.
The Amerks have had extra defensemen for most of the season but heading into the game on Thursday they’ll only have five (as of writing this). Alex Biega, Dennis Persson, Drew Schiestel, Nick Crawford and Corey Fienhage. The other defensemen, TJ Brennan and Joe Finley are on recall to the Buffalo Sabres. Unless one of those guys is sent down the team will need to go hunting for someone in the ECHL to fill in the gap.
What’d you think?