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Rock D England has suspension appeal withdrawn

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1/16/2014 10:31:42 PM
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Toronto Rock General Manager Terry Sanderson confirmed on Friday that the Professional Lacrosse Player's Association (PLPA) has withdrawn the appeal of the one-game suspension assessed to Rock defender Craig England. England will now serve a one-game suspension this Saturday when the Rock travel Rochester after the PLPA's appeal had allowed the rookie defenceman to play last week against Buffalo.

After league review, England was handed a match penalty for illegal cross-checking as a result of a hit during the Rock's home opener against Calgary back on January 3rd.  The original penalty was a 2-minute minor for slashing.

England's suspension opens up an active roster spot that will be filled by rookie forward Eric Law.  Law was a 3rd round pick (28th overall) by the Rock in the 2013 NLL Draft and began the season on the Rock practice roster.

The 22-year old native of Centennial, Colorado will be eligible to make his NLL debut this Saturday against the Rochester Knighthawks as the Rock face the back-to-back NLL Champions at the Blue Cross Arena.

Lacrosse (Photo: Steve Babineau/Getty Images)

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