NEW YORK (AP) -Two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for the Washington Capitals' next two games for a reckless hit.
The forward knocked Chicago's Brian Campbell into the boards in the first period Sunday and received a game misconduct. With the league's leading scorer kicked out of the game, the Capitals later came back from a 3-0 third-period deficit to win 4-3 in overtime.
Because he also was suspended for two games in November, Ovechkin is now considered a repeat offender under the collective bargaining agreement. He'll forfeit more than $232,000 in salary based on the number of games in the season instead of the number of days.
Ovechkin will miss games Tuesday at Florida and Thursday at Carolina. He can return Saturday at Tampa Bay.