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Tampa Bay's Kubina suspended 3 games for elbowing

Thursday, 03.10.2011 / 3:11 PM / News

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) - The NHL has suspended Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Pavel Kubina for three games for delivering an elbow to the head of Chicago's Dave Bolland.

Kubina also was fined $60,096.76, a total based on his average annual salary.

The elbowing incident occurred 2:09 into Wednesday night's game in Tampa. The Lightning won 4-3 in overtime.

Kubina is eligible to return March 17 against Montreal. He will miss games against Ottawa, Florida and Toronto.

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