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Alex Ovechkin Suspended Three Games For Hit On Zbynek Michalek

The Washington Times' Stephen Whyno is reporting that Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games after leaving his feet to hit the Pittsburgh Penguins' Zbynek Michalek on Sunday. The Penguins won the game, 4-3. Below is video of Ovechkin's hit.

Whyno reports Capitals winger Mike Knuble had this to say about the hit on Monday.

"Yeah it’s too bad. It looked like he was sort of going down and kind of in a funny spot where his head was just about the rail of the boards, you know kind of low," veteran right wing Mike Knuble said. "He comes in heavy and if you’re in a funny position it looks pretty bad. I guess you can say that he rose up a bit that he left his feet a little, but it’s hard to say. You don’t want to see your top guy having a hearing and possibly being suspended for a big game the next day."

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.