\'Chugger\' injury has Bandits coach steaming

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:36 AM ET

BUFFALO -- There could be some fireworks tonight when the Calgary Roughnecks take to the floor against the Buffalo Bandits.

The Bandits may be without Steve (Chugger) Dietrich because of an injury the starting goaltender suffered during last week\'s Bandits visit to the \'Dome.

Dietrich and Roughneck Tyson Leies collided behind the Buffalo net in the fourth quarter. Dietrich was knocked out of the game and replaced by Corey Quinn, who will likely start tonight. Dietrich was diagnosed with a Grade 3 concussion.

After the collision, Buffalo\'s Andy Ogilvie dropped his mitts and jumped on Leies.

The Calgary player was assessed a five-minute high-sticking penalty which was rescinded after the league reviewed the play.

Bandits coach Darris Kilgour was furious with the hit after the game. However, when asked earlier this week if his team would be looking for retribution tonight, he said: \"We\'re not going to be going out there looking to settle anything in this game.\"

Last night at the Bandits\' practice, Kilgour\'s tune seemed to have changed.

\"There\'s tremendous (anger),\" he said. \"I don\'t care if (Leies) meant it, I\'ll punch him in the mouth and say sorry and see if he feels better that I said sorry.\"

Calgary coach Chris Hall wasn\'t pleased when informed of Kilgour\'s remarks.

\"To use (Dietrich) as an excuse to come out and beat somebody up is something this league doesn\'t need,\" said Hall. \"And personally, I think it\'s a bit pathetic.\"

Dietrich, who doesn\'t recall the incident, shrugs off the controversy.

\"A lot of people have been chirping all week,\" he remarked.

\"Dirty hit, cheap hit, clean hit. I don\'t know, I don\'t care. I know Tyson has never been that type of guy.\"


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