Friday, October 16, 2009

Blanchard suspended

Nicolas Blanchard has been handed a one-game suspension by the AHL for his actions Wednesday night against the Norfolk Admirals. 

Blanchard was assessed a five-minute major boarding penalty for a retaliatory hit on Norfolk's Matt Smaby. Blanchard took exception to an open-ice hit Smaby placed on Steven Goertzen.

Blanchard will miss tomorrow night's contest against the Adirondack Phantoms. Brad Herauf will fill in.