On the ice during the Sunday matinee against Laval, Manitoba forward Jeff Malott contributed two goals in a 6-2 loss to the Rocket. At the end of the game Jets prospect Nikita Chibrikov was chasing the puck down and swung his stick at Manitoban Brady Keeper which drew a reaction from him on the young forward.
Once the final buzzer had sounded both teams came onto the ice but a melee had erupted as a result of the Keeper hit on Chibrikov which drew both teams together in the Rocket end of the rink (also where both teams head to their respective dressing rooms).
You can watch the entire exchange here:
As per @danielthefink the Moose will be without Jeff Malott for one-game (today at 10:30) as he was suspended by the AHL for participation in the post-game scrum. Laval loses Jayden Struble for three games. #AHL #MBMoose pic.twitter.com/xZAjeE3T6N
— Dave Minuk (@ICdave) November 13, 2023
As per play-by-play voice Daniel Fink the AHL has suspended Moose forward Jeff Malott for one-game and Laval defenceman Jayden Struble for three games.
Personally I don’t see anything that Malott did that rises to a suspendable offence but clearly the AHL saw things differently.