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Walleye defenseman Kevin Gibson suspended one game

Walleye defenseman Kevin Gibson has been suspended for one game by the ECHL as a result of his actions in Toledo's game at Wheeling on Tuesday.

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Toledo's Kevin Gibson (24) controls the puck in front of Cincinnati's Winston Day Chief (17) during a game between the Toledo Walleye and Cincinnati Cyclones at the Huntington Center in Toledo on Jan. 28.

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Gibson, a third-year pro from Grosse Pointe, Mich., will miss tonight's game against Kansas City.

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The 28-year-old was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for kneeing at 17:53 of the third period. He also was fined an undisclosed amount of money under the league's supplementary discipline rule.

It was the second time this season that a Walleye player has been suspended for one game by the ECHL. The league also suspended forward Tyler Barnes last November. In a game on Nov. 4 against Kalamazoo, Barnes was issued a major penalty and a game misconduct at 12:22 of the third period for a slashing infraction.

Fines collected by the ECHL are given to the league's player's hardship fund.

The Walleye open a three-game homestand tonight against Kansas City at 7:15 p.m. at the Huntington Center.

Contact Mark Monroe at mmonroe@theblade.com419-724-6354, or on Twitter @MonroeBlade.

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