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Capitals' Ovechkin suspended for three games

Monday, 01.23.2012 / 6:03 PM / News

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Capitals' Ovechkin suspended for three games
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games without pay for charging Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

NEW YORK -- Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games without pay for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek during NHL Game #714 in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Jan. 22, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Ovechkin will forfeit $154,677.75. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 4:05 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
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