Alex Ovechkin Suspended Three Games

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Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin has been suspended three games by the NHL for a hit he made on Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

The 26-year-old star launched himself at Michalek during overtime of the Capitals game against the Penguins Sunday.  Ovechkin did not receive a penalty for the hit.

This is the third time in three years Ovechkin has been suspended for an action of this kind.

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