Mar 9, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT
NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan has suspended Capitals defenseman Mike Green three games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay’s Brett Connolly.
Let’s go to the video…
The incident occurred at 11:03 of the second period — no penalty was assessed on the play and Connolly eventually returned to action.
Part of the reason for the three-game suspension was Green’s reputation, as he was deemed a repeat offender after getting suspended three games in 2010 for elbowing then-Florida forward Michael Frolik:
Green will miss Saturday’s game in Boston, Sunday’s home date with Toronto and Tuesday’s contest in New York against the Islanders. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Green will forfeit $85,135.14, with all funds going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
- Report: Plotnikov paid $500K to get out of KHL contract 11
- Philadelphia signs ’15 first rounder Provorov 10
- Brandon Saad brings championship experience to Blue Jackets 22
- Sharks sign Joel Ward to three-year deal 24
- Sabres lock up O’Reilly through 2022-23 73
- Locked in: Columbus signs Saad to six-year, $36M deal 27
- Oilers sign McDavid to entry-level contract 29
- ‘Hawks would like to re-sign Oduya, but still working through ‘financial hurdles’ 17
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick 73
- Voynov takes plea, gets 90 days in jail plus probation 66
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (131)
- Trade: Flyers send Rinaldo to Bruins for 2017 third-rounder (105)
- Trade: Jackets land Saad; Anisimov and Dano headed to Chicago (93)
- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Caps acquire Oshie from Blues for Brouwer, Copley and draft pick (73)