Comments: Why didn’t Joe play in the All Star game? Why was he suspended by the team for over a month? When will he be back?
Reply: Unfortunately, he won’t be back. Joe was suspended by the team because he left to go to Europe and play. A team suspension lasts officially for 45 days unless the player is subsequently traded. But in addition, he was in Europe at the time of the ECHL European deadline for bringing players over from those leagues, which means he is also not eligible for the playoffs, even if he wanted to come back. As for the All-Star Game, he was nursing a couple nagging injuries at the time and just needed a day off.
-The Mailbag Guy