The NHL announced Tuesday that Washington Capitals
' forward Alexander Ovechkin has been suspended two games as the result of a knee-on-knee collision with Tim Gleason
of the Carolina Hurricanes
Monday night in a 3-2 Washington victory.
Ovechkin was issued a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct for the collision with Gleason. Ovechkin said he was just trying to "make a normal hit" on Gleason, but the 'Canes' defenseman turned quickly and Ovechkin didn't react in time.
Nevertheless, it was his second game misconduct in the last three games. He also was called for a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct in last Wednesday's game against Buffalo.