The AHL has suspended Syracuse Crunch captain Gabriel Dumont two games for kneeing Filip Cederqvist of the Rochester Americans.
Dumont was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct on the play by referees Rob Hennessey and Mike Sullivan.
Here’s the kneeing major (& game misconduct) that was assessed on the play to Syracuse Crunch captain Gabriel Dumont that resulted in the AHL’s two-game suspension. @InsideAHLHockey pic.twitter.com/ez1j0YtINc
— Tony Androckitis* (@TonyAndrock) April 25, 2023
Cederqvist was helped off the ice but did return to the game.
The Amerks were unable to take advantage on the ensuing power play.
“That was definitely a turning point,” Rochester center Mason Jobst said. “We had a five-minute major to take advantage of and we didn’t. We never really got set up at all, just felt like we were constantly going back to try to break the puck in. They’re really good within their structure, their pressure up ice, that’s their best asset and we kept playing into that.”
Syracuse won the game 3-0 to take a 2-0 lead in the teams’ best-of-five North Division Semifinals. Officials for the game were referees Rob Hennessey (#87) and Mike Sullivan (#89), with linespersons Dan Kelly (#98) and Spencer Knox (#66).
Dumont will miss Game 3 on Friday at Rochester, as well as either Game 4 on Saturday at Rochester (if necessary) or Game 1 of the North Division Finals.