The WHL has handed Tyler Pitlick of the Medicine Hat Tigers a three-game suspension for a kneeing infraction against Raiders defenceman Nathan Deck in last Friday’s game at Prince Albert, the league announced Tuesday.
Pitlick, an 18-year-old forward, received a kneeing major and a game misconduct after his collision with Deck, who is projected to miss four to six weeks with a torn MCL.
Since the incident, Pitlick has sat out two Medicine Hat games, including Tuesday’s date with the Kootenay Ice. He’ll also miss Saturday’s home game against the Chilliwack Bruins.
The Raiders announced Tuesday that they have cut 18-year-old rookie forward Tyler Paslawski, who played midget AAA last season with the Tisdale Trojans.
Paslawski is expected to join the Saskatchewan junior A league’s Nipawin Hawks, who play near his hometown of Choiceland.
He played five of the Raiders’ first 14 games and picked up an assist.
The Raiders have reduced their roster to 24 players — 13 forwards, nine defencemen and two goaltenders. The defencemen include three injured blue-liners — Deck, Jordan Rowley and Emerson Hrynyk.
Prince Albert (5-7-1-1) hosts the Moose Jaw Warriors (4-8-0-1) on Wednesday night at the Art Hauser Centre.