AHL suspends Dotchin for hit that injured Gauthier


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.

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