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AHL announces suspension

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Bridgeport Sound Tigers right wing Justin Johnson has been suspended a total of six (6) games as a consequence of his actions in a game at Norfolk on Jan. 4.

Johnson received an automatic three-game suspension under the provisions of AHL Rule 46.11 for accumulating his fifth instigating misconduct this season. In addition, Johnson was suspended three games under the provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline) as a consequence of leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting an altercation.

Johnson will miss Bridgeport’s games Friday (Jan. 10) at Manchester, Saturday (Jan. 11) vs. Portland, Sunday (Jan. 12) vs. Hartford, Jan. 17 at Binghamton, Jan. 18 at Hershey and Jan. 19 vs. Hartford.