Peterborough Petes captain Zack Kassian did not play in Saturday's game against Niagara after being suspended for missing Thursday night’s curfew.
Petes' GMJeff Twohey said it was a minor transgression of team rules, but rules are there for a reason and have to be followed.We’ll complete the Saturday/Sunday recaps later this afternoon.
"Whether it's a minor or a major transgression you're accountable for your actions and as the captain you are held to a higher standard," said Twohey.
He said Kassian did nothing illegal nor was there an incident that drew the team's attention to the matter. It was simply a case of missing curfew.
"The message should be pretty clear," Twohey said. "No one is bigger than the team."
Twohey said he and coach Ken McRae agreed on the discipline and also informed the Buffalo Sabres, who own Kassian's NHL rights, of their actions and the reason for it.
"This is all part of learning to be a leader," said Twohey. "We hope that this will make Zack a better player and a better captain."