The American Hockey League announced a one-game suspension of Oklahoma City Barons center Will Acton today for his instigator penalty against Brody Sutter during the final five minutes of Friday's game against the Charlotte Checkers.
Acton -- who also dropped the gloves with Brett Sutter earlier in the game (see picture above) -- finished the 9-3 loss with a team-high 22 penalty minutes. He will miss Oklahoma City’s game Thursday (Jan. 30) vs. Toronto.
"It was good that we stuck together at the end with the fights," said Checkers forward Chris Terry after Friday's game. "But that’s the kind of stuff that you don’t want to see. You don’t want to wind up with an injury in a fight like that in a 9-3 game. I think we’re all good though. We stuck together."
"I like that guys had each other’s backs and stuck with it until the end," said Brett Sutter. "There were some good fights and those are the types of games that make you stronger as a team and we’ll just try to carry that on."
To see the tail end of the fight with Brody Sutter, scroll to the 3:59 mark of the video...