A day after the AHL suspended Krystof Hrabik of the San Jose Barracuda for 30 games for directing a racial gesture at Tucson Roadrunners forward Boko Imama during a game, a similar incident happened during an ECHL contest between the Jacksonville Icemen and the South Carolina Stingrays on Saturday.
Video footage shows what appeared to be Jacksonville's Jordan Panetta making what appeared to be monkey gestures towards South Carolina defenseman Jordan Subban during an altercation that led to a fight.
In 2019, while playing in Austria, Subban was a target of racist chants during a game with the Dornbirn Bulldogs.
Panetta responded to the situation on Sunday evening, saying he was making a "flex gesture" and that he has done so in the past to other players. His statement can be found below:
Panetta was released by his team on Sunday morning.