PRINCETON, N.J. – Wednesday afternoon, the ECHL announced the following fines and suspensions.
Atlanta’s Malatesta fined, suspended
Atlanta’s Zach Malatesta has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions in ECHL Game #2, Atlanta at Greenville, on Feb. 2.
Malatesta was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for charging under Rule #42.5 at 8:47 of the first period. He is fined and suspended under Rule #28 – Supplementary Discipline.
Malatesta will miss Atlanta’s game at Reading on Feb. 7.
Greenville’s Marcinew suspended four additional games
Greenville’s Matt Marcinew has been suspended for a total of six games as a result of his actions in ECHL Game #574, Florida at Greenville, on Jan. 31.
Marcinew was given a game misconduct under Rule #53.4 at 5:50 of the second period. He is suspended under Rule #28 – Supplementary Discipine.
Marcinew missed Greenville’s games vs. Utah (Feb. 1) and vs. Atlanta (Feb. 2) and will miss games at Florida (Feb. 7 and Feb. 8), vs. Jacksonville (Feb. 14) and at South Carolina (Feb. 15).
Fort Wayne, Jacksonville discipline
The following fines and suspensions are all the result of an incident at 9:21 of the second period in ECHL Game #583, Fort Wayne at Jacksonville, on Jan. 31.
Fort Wayne’s Chase Stewart has been suspended for six games for his actions during the altercation. Stewart is suspended for receiving a game misconduct under Rule #40.4 for physical abuse of official – category III and for fighting off the playing surface.
Stewart will miss Fort Wayne’s games at Kalamazoo (Feb. 7), vs. Tulsa (Feb. 8), at Indy (Feb. 9), vs. Kalamazoo (Feb. 12), vs. Indy (Feb. 14) and at Wheeling (Feb. 15).
Fort Wayne’s Kyle Haas has been suspended for six games under Rule #28 – Supplementary Discipline for fighting off of the playing surface.
Haas will miss Fort Wayne’s games at Kalamazoo (Feb. 7), vs. Tulsa (Feb. 8), at Indy (Feb. 9), vs. Kalamazoo (Feb. 12), Indy (Feb. 14) and at Wheeling (Feb. 15).
Stewart and Haas were also both fined an undisclosed amount.
Fort Wayne’s Patrick Munson has been fined an undisclosed amount as a result of his major penalty and game misconduct for slashing under Rule #61.5.
Jacksonville’s Emerson Clark has been suspended for 16 games for a combination of his game misconduct for physical abuse of officials under Rule #40.3 and for being a repeat offender. Clark has also been fined an undisclosed amount.
Clark will miss Jacksonville’s next 16 games and will be eligible to return to the lineup on March 7 vs. Atlanta.