Let's not get into libeling but yeah, he did get suspended once by the Wild last season.
Don't remember if a reason was given. Might try to look at Russo's archives.
He was out partying with friends and missed a team meeting the next morning. He has a bit of a history in that regards, but we'll save that for another day. I'm sure there are quite a few NHLer's who are looking at their stints with these minor league teams as no big deal. Maybe taking it too lightly.
Another thing to consider is that Seto has been documented as breaking a stick or two during an angry fit during practice as well as smashing his guitars out of frustration for other reasons. Maybe he got ticked about something and just told off the coach or threw a water cooler on the ice. I'd sure love to smash a guitar right now.
not really in his defense at all but i can imagine it might be difficult for a guy with a healthy self esteem to take criticism from some minor league coach. A lot of guys could do it, but then a lot of guys would just pack it in in a "i don't need this crap." kind of way. especially as he was probably just using this as exercise. not the ideal attitude if that's the case, but understandable. i'm sure the players' nerves are wearing thin, too.
Setoguchi, who turns 26 New Year's Day, says it's as simple as he decided not to play during the holidays and there was no incident that caused a suspension. He says it was announced as a suspension so this way the Reign doesn't have to pay him but retains his rights in case he decides to come back if the NHL season is canceled.
"It's not like I got suspended for doing something," Setoguchi said. "[The coach] wants to keep me on the roster, but this way no one else can pick me up."