Report: AHL changes rule following Leggio incident

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Bridgeport Sound Tigers goaltender David Leggio has been all over highlight shows this week after he avoided a potential 2-on-0 breakaway by purposely dislodging the net.

In doing so, Leggio violated American Hockey League Rule 63.5, which reads “If the goal post is deliberately displaced by a goalkeeper or player during the course of a ‘breakaway’ a penalty shot will be awarded to the non-offending team”.

Leggio decided he was more likely to stop a penalty shot than and 2-on-0 breakaway, he was right.

The AHL has reportedly added harsher rules for similar incidents in future.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the play, which led to the rules being changed: