The American Hockey League announced today that Hartford Wolf Pack defenseman Martin Grenier has been suspended for six (6) games as a result of his actions in an April 4, 2004 AHL game in Providence.
Grenier will miss Hartford's next six games: Wednesday, Aprril 7 in Worcester; Thursday, April 8 in Lowell; Saturday, April 10 versus Wilkes-Barre; Sunday, April 11 versus Providence as well as the Wolf Pack's first two Calder Cup Playoff games.
The 6-5, 245-pounder has collected two assists and 105 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Wolf Pack since being acquired by the New York Rangers on March 9, 2004. Grenier was dealt to New York by the Vancouver Canucks, along with the rights to unsigned forward R.J. Umberger in exchange for Martin Rucinsky at the 2004 NHL trade deadline.
Prior to joining the Pack, Grenier, 23, skated in seven matches with Vancouver this season, registering one goal, along with nine penalty minutes. He tallied his first NHL goal on February 3 vs. the New York Islanders. He also appeared in 38 matches with the Manitoba Moose (AHL), registering five goals and four assists for nine points, along with 145 penalty minutes.
A native of Laval, Quebec, Grenier was originally the Colorado Avalanche's second round choice, 45th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.