Mike Weber Suspended for Three Games

December 10, 2007 - By

Mike Weber has been suspended for the next three games following an incident Sunday night in which referee Francois St. Laurent accussed Weber of trying to shoot the puck at him.

The AHL is going to review the play further which could do anything from shorten to lengethn the suspension.

A recap of the incident from Kevin O in the Democrat and Chronicle:

The play occurred with 25 seconds left in the second period, just four seconds after the Senators had scored a power-play goal with Weber serving his second of two minors.

St. Laurent called Weber for roughing, then tacked on an unsportsmanlike conduct minor when the defenseman yapped back.

Weber came out of the penalty box after Josh Hennessy’s goal at 19:31 and stayed on the ice for the final shift of the period. The Senators were ahead 4-1.

Defense partner Martin Lojek passed across the blue line to Weber, who looked to pass but instead banked the puck high off the glass.

St. Laurent immediately stopped play and motioned for Weber to leave.

Said Weber: “The linesman grabbed me, and I said, ‘What for?’ and he said, ‘You shot the puck at him.’ I said, ‘Excuse me?’

“I got the puck, took two strides, I looked up the middle (to pass) and there was nothing there, so I went high off the glass. I put it two feet behind him up on the glass.”

Amerks coach Randy Cunneyworth said he did not see the incident. “At the time I was looking for a line to be up,” he said.

So far this season in 24 games for the Amerks Mike Weber has 7 points, a +2 rating and leads the team with 77 penalty minutes.

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