Stephen R. Sylvanie / Special to the Las Vegas Sun
Friday, March 27, 2009 | 1:44 p.m.
If the Las Vegas Wranglers make the playoffs, they will have to vie for the Kelly Cup without both Ferraro brothers as the fallout from Tuesday night's brawl with the Alaska Aces continues.
In that melee on Tuesday, Chris Ferraro suffered a season-ending and potentially career-ending broken leg.
Friday morning, the ECHL suspended his brother, Peter, for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs for spearing another player in the fight after the referees had seemingly stopped the mess.
Peter Ferraro, a 15-year professional veteran with significant NHL experience, notched 16 goals and 14 assists in 52 games with the Wranglers this season. Last season Ferraro posted a team-high 73 points in 68 games.
The Wranglers, who were already short on forwards, will now have to find two new wingers for their playoff push.