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AHL announces suspensions

The American Hockey League announced today that Philadelphia Phantoms left wing Jeff Smith has been suspended for two (2) regular season games as a result of receiving a match penalty in an October 2, 2004, AHL preseason game versus Albany.

Philadelphia goaltender Neil Little has been suspended for one (1) regular season game as a result of receiving a match penalty in an October 8 AHL preseason game versus Norfolk.

Both Smith and Little will miss Philadelphia’s first regular season game on Sat., Oct. 16, at Hartford, while Smith will also miss the Phantoms’ game on Sun., Oct. 17 at Bridgeport.

The AHL also announced that Grand Rapids Griffins right wing Darryl Bootland has been suspended for one (1) regular season game as a result of receiving a match penalty in an October 8 AHL preseason game in Milwaukee.

Bootland will miss Grand Rapids first regular season game on Fri., Oct. 15, versus Cleveland.