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NHL SUSPENDS WASHINGTON'S OVECHKIN FOR TWO GAMES

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
TORONTO (December 1, 2009) - The National Hockey League announced

today that Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended
for two games, without pay, for an incident that took place during NHL game
#384 against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 30.

At 12:05 of the first period, Ovechkin was involved in an incident
where he extended his knee while delivering a hit to Hurricanes'
defenseman Tim Gleason.  Ovechkin was assessed a major penalty for kneeing and a
game misconduct on the play.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based
on his average salary, Ovechkin will forfeit $98,844.16. The money goes to
the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Ovechkin will miss Washington's next two games - Dec. 3 against
Florida and Dec. 5 at Philadelphia. He will be eligible to return Dec. 7
atTampa Bay.
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