Wild prospect suspended six games for off-ice brawl

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Iowa Wild forward Kurtis Gabriel brawls with Vince Dunn of the Chicago Wolves.
Iowa Wild forward Kurtis Gabriel brawls with Vince Dunn of the Chicago Wolves.

Iowa Wild forward Kurtis Gabriel was suspended six games for his actions at a Feb. 25 game against the Chicago Wolves where Gabriel started a brawl near the teams’ locker rooms.

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The situation occurred after Gabriel and Wolves defenseman Vince Dunn had each received fighting majors at the 17:09 mark of the third period.

The two appeared to be trash talking as they walked back to their locker rooms before Gabriel walked over to Dunn and instigated yet another fight between the two. Players and security personnel then ran over to try to break them up.

Gabriel was not allowed to play in the team’s Sunday game as the AHL tried to figure out a course of action, which counted towards the suspension. Dunn did not receive supplemental discipline on the play.

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Gabriel was a 2013 third-round draft pick of the Wild and had eight points and 59 penalty minutes in 38 games this season in Iowa. He played 13 games with Minnesota last season and had 29 penalty minutes in 13 games played along with one assist.

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