AHL overturns suspension to Oilers’ Hall

Oklahoma City Baron’s forward Taylor Hall avoided further discipline for a questionable hit he delivered in Friday’s game against the Houston Aeros.

Hall was handed a match penalty and automatically suspended by the American Hockey League after a hit to the head of 19-year-old defenceman Jonas Brodin, but the league overturned the decision on Saturday after reviewing the play and deeming the check to be legal.

The hit occurred late in the third period of the Oklahoma City Barons’ 4-3 win over the Aeros on Friday, in which Hall scored his first goal of the season.

The Edmonton Oilers star is eligible to play in Saturday’s rematch with Houston. Brodin was assisted off the ice and the extent of his injury is currently unknown.

The game was Hall’s first of the season after recovering from shoulder surgery. The Barons are off to a 5-3 start and currently sit in second place in the South Division.

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