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Sound Tiger McDonald suspended 2 games

Published 5:38 pm, Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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The AHL suspended Bridgeport Sound Tigers right winger Colin McDonald for two games Tuesday.

McDonald received a match penalty Sunday for checking Connecticut Whale defenseman Jyri Niemi into the end boards early in the second period at Webster Bank Arena.

Niemi, a New York Islanders draft pick, was treated on the ice for 10 minutes and had his neck was immobilized as a precaution, but reports from Hartford are that he suffered no major injuries.

As it was first announced, McDonald received a boarding major and a game misconduct; later, the assessment was changed to a match penalty, a stronger sanction. McDonald has played 395 professional games and had only been ejected once before.

Bridgeport trailed the game 3-1 at the time of the penalty but came back to win 4-3.

McDonald will miss Bridgeport's games Friday at Wilkes-Barre-Scranton (for whom he played last year) and Saturday at home against Manchester. He is eligible to return Sunday at Providence.


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