Cal Heeter will miss Sunday’s Trenton game against the Elmira Jackals, and almost certainly more than that after the ECHL handed down a suspension and undisclosed fine for his actions during Saturday’s game against the Wheeling Nailers.
Heeter fired a puck over the glass and into the crowd following a Wheeling goal in the early stages of the third period, drawing a game misconduct. Scott Wedgewood was forced to finish the remainder of a 3-2 Nailers victory.
The Ohio State product had been the odd-man out in the organization’s crowded goaltending situation after the Flyers acquired Brian Boucher. As Boucher took up residence in Glens Falls, Heeter was sent down to Trenton.
It was the second punishment in as many days handed out to members of New Jersey’s capital club. On Saturday, the ECHL fined Paul Lee an undisclosed amount after his major penalty and game misconduct for clipping in Friday’s 4-3 OT home victory against the Las Vegas Wranglers.