Tyler Murovich of the Atlanta Gladiators was suspended 12 games on Friday by the ECHL for an ugly, ugly hit on Anthony Calabrese of the Norfolk Admirals.
The ECHL suspended Murovich indefinitely the next day and fined him an undisclosed amount after he was given a major and game misconduct for boarding Calabrese during the third period of their Nov. 24th game.
From the ECHL:
Murovich is suspended for a careless, reckless play which resulted in an injury to an opponent. Over the course of his seven-year career, Murovich has never been previously suspended or received supplemental discipline.
Murovich is lucky that it was only 12 games. “Careless” and “reckless” are the right words to use in describing the hit, along with “unnecessary.” According to Admirals broadcaster Pete Michaud, Calabrese suffered multiple vertebrae fractures as well as a punctured lung.
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