Kevin Porter Suspended for Two Games

The American Hockey League announced late Saturday afternoon that Rochester Americans forward Kevin Porter has been suspended for two games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. Laval on Feb. 28.

Porter will miss Rochester’s games tonight (Feb. 29) at Syracuse and Wednesday (Mar. 4) vs, Utica.

The hit occurred at 2:01 of the second period Friday night when Porter hit Laval forward Jake Lucchini. Porter was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct. On the same sequence of events Laval had also scored a goal.

Chris Taylor was asked about the penalty after the game and had said, “I just watched it three or four times again and I don’t even think it’s a two minute minor to be quite honest with you.”

Judge for yourself. The clip starts at approx 1:28.


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