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NHL SUSPENDS WASHINGTON'S GREEN FOR THREE GAMES

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
TORONTO (January 30, 2010) – The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an incident that took place during NHL game #802 against the Florida Panthers on January 29.


At 4:24 of the first period, Green delivered an elbow to the head of Panthers’ forward Michael Frolik. Green was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play.  

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average salary, Green will forfeit $81,606.21. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.  

Green will miss Washington's next three games – Jan. 31 against Tampa Bay, Feb. 2 at Boston and Feb. 4 at the New York Rangers. He will be eligible to return Feb. 5 against Atlanta.
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