Two bans = one headache for Fife Flyers

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Fife Flyers have picked up a second player suspension in as many weeks from the EIHL’s new disciplinary body.

Forward Jordan Fulton was hit with an immediate two-match ban after a check late in the 5-0 win over Dundee Stars on Saturday night.

It means he is OUT of tonight’s road trip to Hull, and the home game against Stingrays on Saturday, November 1.

Also missing that game is defenceman Tommy Muir as he completes his three game ban from the Department of Player Safety (DOPS).

Both players will return to the ice for the home game against Ediinburgh Capitals on Sunday, November 2.

Fulton’s suspension comes after a hit on Stars’ new import Ryan Grimshaw.

Flyers were 4-0 up and the game was over as a contest when the incident occured in the 53rd minute.

Fulton was handed a minor roughing penalty, but DOPs has since viewed the video footage and upgraded it to a five plus game, and suspended him for two games.

It criticised his check to the head, described it as ’’a dangerous action with no regard for the opposition player’s safety, who is not in control of the puck.’’

It said the hit was reckless, and directed at his opponent’s head, although no injury was sustained.