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Knights forward Max Jones suspended ten games for cross-check

OHL forward Max Jones of the London Knights. Claus Andersen/Getty Images

The Ontario Hockey League has given London Knights forward Max Jones a ten-game suspension.

The decision comes after Jones was assessed a five-minute major penalty for a cross-check on Jonah Gadjovich of the Owen Sound Attack on Feb. 17.

Jones sat out games in Kingston and Ottawa over the Family Day weekend and will be eligible to return on March 14, when the Knights travel to Erie for a game against the first-place Otters.

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Jones, who is from Orion, Michigan, has been limited to 29 games so far this year thanks to two separate injuries. He has 14 goals and 32 points in those games.

The Anaheim Ducks selected Jones 24th overall in the 2016 NHL entry draft.

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The OHL also handed down a ten-game suspension to Christiano Di Giacinto of the Windsor Spitfires for a head-checking major penalty that the Hamilton native received after a hit on Nic Sicoly of the Guelph Storm.

London and Windsor will meet on Friday night at Budweiser Gardens. The Spitfires are currently five points behind London in the Western Conference standings.  Each team has 12 games remaining on their 2016-17 schedules.

The Knights will be on the road for four straight games after Friday, heading to Owen Sound, Guelph, Kitchener and Windsor.

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