Hershey Bears forward Nathan Walker has been suspended for one game, due to a “kneeing incident” on Belleville Senators defenseman Christian Wolanin on Sunday.
Walker was assessed a match penalty on the play, which also saw Wolanin leave the game. Wolanin remains day-to-day, according to Senators media.
Just a reminder of what the hit was on Christian Wolanin. Currently day-to-day via Senators media. pic.twitter.com/L671Qb1pND
— Kyle Mace (@kyle_mace) February 5, 2019
The incident occurred with 3:33 left in the third period of Hershey’s 3-2 shootout win over Belleville. Walker, aiming for a hip check, hit Wolanin knee-on-knee in open ice. Wolanin remained down on the ice in pain for a while after the hit, before being helped off.
Walker was assessed a five minute major on the play, and a match penalty. The AHL announced on Tuesday that Walker would also be suspended one game. He will miss the Bears’ game on Wednesday, February 6 against the Springfield Thunderbirds.
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