Laval’s Yannick Veilleux must have really enjoyed his time off. Just three minutes into his first game back from a two-game ban for an obscene gesture, Veilleux picked up a four-game suspension for a knee-on-knee hit.
The hit came at 3:06 of the first period of the Rocket’s game against the Stockton Heat. Defenseman Martin Pospisil was injured on the play.
Veilleux received a major penalty and game misconduct for kneeing from referees Olivier Gouin and Michael Markovic.
From the AHL:
The American Hockey League today announced that Laval Rocket forward Yannick Veilleux has been suspended for four (4) games as a consequence of a kneeing incident in a game at Stockton on Mar. 21.
Veilleux will miss Laval’s games tonight (Mar. 23) at Stockton and Thursday (Mar. 25), Friday (Mar. 26) and Sunday (Mar. 28) at Manitoba.
Veilleux’s 24 penalty minutes are second highest on the team, but he does lead Laval with two suspensions through just 11 games.
Officials for the game were refs Olivier Gouin (#54) and Michael Markovic (#47). Linesmen were Michael Roberts (#81) and Mason Stewart (#64).