The Komets’ Shawn Szydlowski was suspended two games by the ECHL on Monday for a hit he doled out in Sunday’s 6-5 loss to the Toledo Walleye in Toledo, Ohio.
Szydlowski checked Keeghan Howdeshell, catching him in the head. Even though no penalty was called during the game, the league determined it should have been interference. Szydlowski was also assessed a fine of an undisclosed amount.
The Komets haven’t yet given an update on the health of captain Anthony Petruzzelli, who was cross-checked shortly after the Szydlowski hit by Toledo’s Butrus Ghafari – also without drawing a penalty from referee Trevor Wohlford – and didn’t return to the game.
Petruzzelli has never missed a game due to injury – a string of 248 straight games since joining the Komets in 2018 – and multiple sources said they believe the injury won’t cause him to miss the next game, Saturday, at Worcester, Massachusetts, against the Railers.