Americans forward Brendan Shinnimin will lose a game or two or three after a checking-from-behind penalty on Saskatoon's Josh Nicholls on Wednesday.
Shinnimin also received a game misconduct and will be held out of the lineup until WHL disciplinarian Rick Doerksen hands down the punishment — likely at the beginning of next week. Each game Shinnimin is held out of until the suspension is announced, will be counted as time served.
Nicholls suffered a concussion and a bruised back and will miss at least a week.
All WHL teams go through mandatory safety sessions with WHL personnel and watch video on proper checking techniques. Shinny must have left the room for popcorn during that segment.