Monday, 27 April 2015

Virtanen Given Three Game Ban

  The Calgary Hitmen will be without Vancouver Canucks’ first rounder Jake Virtanen for the next two games.
  The WHL finalized Virtanen’s suspension at three games Monday, a suspension that stems from a hit to the head on Brandon’s Tanner Kaspick in Game #1 Friday and resulted in an injury to the Wheat Kings’ forward.
  Virtanen has already served one game of the suspension and will sit out Games #3 and #4 of the Eastern Conference Final Tuesday and Wednesday to complete the sentence.
  He would eligible to return to Calgary’s lineup in a possible Game #5 on Friday.
  Kaspick, meanwhile, did not practice with the Wheat Kings on Monday and is expected to miss at least the next two games.
  Defenceman Kale Clague, who was also injured in Game #1, and forward Reid Duke are also expected to remain out of Brandon’s lineup.

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