Gauthier was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for a hit to head on Joel Teasdale during the third period of Game 2 on Saturday. According to Sportsnet, Teasdale did not return.
Here's a very bad quality video of the hit:
The QMJHL has been incredibly inconsistent with its suspensions this post-season, so it's hard to say what could happen here.Here's the Gauthier hit via my parents' TV (look at that nice doors reflection!) pic.twitter.com/fugHAQ4Ibq— Jamie Tozer (@station_nation) May 7, 2017
Losing Gauthier would be a big loss for the Sea Dogs. The forward has 11 goals and six assists in 16 playoff games this year - including four goals and two assists in this series.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Blainville-Boisbriand.