By Tyler Radecki
January 23, 2012

The NHL has suspended Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin three games for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek, according to TSN’S Bob McKenzie.

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Ovechkin did not receive a penalty on the play. Monday afternoon, Ovechkin declined comment on the hit as he awaited a decision from NHL VP of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan's explanation for the suspension can be found here.

Ovechkin has been previously suspended twice and fined twice in his six-year career.

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