TORONTO - The Ontario Hockey League has suspended Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Jordan Nolan for 20 games.
The OHL announced the decision Friday after conducting a review of an incident in last Saturday's game between the Greyhounds and Plymouth Whalers.
The incident resulted in a head injury to forward R.J. Mahalak. He was not seriously hurt. Nolan was given a two-minute minor for instigating, a five-minute major for fighting and a game misconduct for being the aggressor of an altercation.
The Greyhounds enter Friday night's home game against Plymouth in last place in the OHL's overall standings with 42 points. Sault Ste. Marie will close out its regular season Saturday against the visiting London Knights.
Since the Greyhounds will not make the playoffs, the suspension will carry over into next season in the event Nolan returns as an overage player.
The 19-year-old is the son of former NHL coach Ted Nolan.