PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL has issued a suspension to Missouri Mavericks defenseman C.J. Ludwig for a hit he put on an Evansville IceMen player during their game on Wednesday night.

Ludwig was assessed a five-minute major for elbowing and a game misconduct for the hit, which occurred at 9:41 of the second period.

Ludwig will miss the next six games for Missouri, including this weekend’s contests against the Allen Americans.