(VIDEO) Steve Pinizzotto Suspended Three Games

Steve Pinizzotto of the Oklahoma City Barons has been suspended three games by the American Hockey League under the guidelines of Rule 40.4 (Category III) that deals specifically with the physical abuse of an official.

Here is the official statement from the league:

The American Hockey League today announced that Oklahoma City Barons right wing Steve Pinizzotto has been suspended for three (3) games as a consequence of his actions in a game vs. Hamilton on Apr. 14.

Pinizzotto was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 40.4 after being assessed a game misconduct for physical abuse of an official (Category III).

Pinizzotto will miss Oklahoma City’s games Friday (Apr. 17) and Saturday (Apr. 18) vs. Iowa, as well as Oklahoma City’s first game during the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

A repeat offender in this department, it is unsurprising that Pinizzotto gets three games. Those three games span the length of the remaining portions of the regular season, and in to the first game of the OKC Barons Calder Cup playoff series.

Here is a quick video of the incident, and although it doesn’t show everything, it does give a quick glimpse in to how the situation bubbled over (especially with the refs and linesman):