Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 1/23/12
Not long after news trickled out that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek would not be fined or suspended for his hit on Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals, the Department of Player Safety and Brendan Shanahan (Happy 43rd Birthday, Shanny) did have reason to produce a suspension video before quitting time. Alex Ovechkin was given a 3-game sentence for his charge on Michalek in Sunday's game against the Penguins. Here's the suspension explanation: From the NHL 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...
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