Flyers Prospect Stolarz Suspended Eight Games For Slash

The Ontario Hockey League has suspended Flyers top goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz for eight games for a slashing incident on Tuesday.

Stolarz, the starting goalie for the London Knights, slashed Windsor Spitfires forward Joshua Ho-Sang in the back of the head during the first period of a 10-2 playoff win. Stolarz reacted after he took an unwanted jab from Ho-Sang's stick following a shot.

Stolarz and Ho-Sang each received minor penalties on the play. And though Ho-Sang wasn't hurt, the play itself was reckless, which warranted the lengthy suspension.

The Knights are the fourth seed in the OHL's Western Conference. They lead the Spitfires 3-0 in the series.

Stolarz, the 45th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, could return anywhere between Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals to Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.