Minor league game called due to bloody leg injury

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) A bloody in-game injury led to the suspension of a Southern Professional Hockey League game on Saturday night.

Huntsville Havoc center Justin Cseter (SEET’-er) and Peoria Rivermen player Dennis Sicard were chasing after a loose puck during the second period Saturday when Sicard’s skate clipped Cseter’s right thigh. Cseter suffered a large, deep gash, which bled heavily.

Rivermen media relations director Greg Halbleib says there was ”a considerable amount of blood on the ice” when medical personnel responded.

He says Rivermen general manager Bart Rogers told him that Cseter was released from a Peoria-area hospital about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Rogers told Halbleib the 26-year-old Havoc’s prognosis is good, and that the Huntsville team would take him back home.

The SPHL is to decide the status of the game.