Anaheim Ducks draftee Nicolas Kerdiles. (via lastwordonsports.com)

Ducks Prospect Nic Kerdiles's NCAA Suspension Reduced

You might remember our story posted earlier this month about Ducks prospect Nic Kerdiles being suspended by the NCAA for one year. Yesterday some new developments were announced regarding the University of Wisconsin’s appeal of the decision: Nic Kerdiles’s suspension was reduced from one year down to 30% of the season (a total of 10 regular season games). The two games that Kerdiles has already missed during the appeals process count towards the ten games overall.

Though his suspension was reduced, and this is certainly good news, it wasn’t exactly what the University was hoping for. According to Wisconsin’s Senior Associate Athletic Director for Regulatory Affairs, Walter Dickey, the University is “dismayed that any penalty whatsoever was imposed on Nic Kerdiles in this matter.”

It is still possible Kerdiles will elect to play elsewhere instead of waiting out his suspension and playing with the university. It is unlikely that the Ducks would want their second round pick sitting out for for such a large chuck of his season, however no information has been announced regarding where the prospect might end up if he were to play elsewhere.


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