Pirates' Arsene suspended for illegal hit on Monarchs' Czarnik
The American Hockey League has suspended Portland Pirates defenseman Dean Arsene four games for his hit on Manchester Monarchs forward Robbie Czarnik during Sunday afternoon's game, the league announced Tuesday.
A press release from the Monarchs said, "Arsene has been suspended as a consequence of an illegal check to the head."
Czarnik, who was taken to the hospital following the hit, and released Sunday night, is sidelined for at least a week as his condition is monitored.
In 25 games this season, Czarnik, a rookie, has five goals and 14 assists for 19 points.