Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that it has reduced the suspension of Everett Silvertips forward Dawson Butt from 12 games to 10 games. Butt was suspended following WHL Regular Season Game #444 versus Regina on Sunday, January 12.
The decision for the original length of Butt’s suspension factored information that the injury to the opposing player would keep him out of the lineup until early to mid-March, and possibly for the balance of the season. The decision to reduce Butt’s suspension was made after the opposing player was able to make an earlier-than-expected return to Regina’s lineup on Tuesday, February 11.
As a result, Butt has served the balance of his 10-game suspension and is eligible to return to Everett’s lineup for WHL Regular Season Game #572 on Friday, February 14.
About the Western Hockey League
Regarded as the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players, the Western Hockey League (WHL) head office is based in Calgary, Alberta. The WHL consists of 22 member Clubs with 17 located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A member of the Canadian Hockey League, the WHL has been a leading supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice. Each season, WHL players also form the nucleus of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team.