The AHL announced today that Syracuse defenseman Jake Dotchin has been suspended three games for interfering with, and seriously injuring, Toronto forward Frederik Gauthier.
The play occurred Saturday in a playoff game between the Crunch and Marlies. It was revealed yesterday that Gauthier would require surgery and up to six months of recovery time for his lower-body injury.
From the AHL:
With Syracuse leading two games to none, Dotchin will miss Games 3 and 4 of the teams’ North Division Finals playoff series tonight (May 9) and Wednesday (May 10), as well as either Game 5 of the series on Saturday (May 13) or Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Dotchin, 23, played 35 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.