It seems Mike Green will not be part of the Caps’ quest for their 10th consecutive win:
The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an incident that took place during NHL game #802 against the Florida Panthers on January 29.
At 4:24 of the first period, Green delivered an elbow to the head of Panthers’ forward Michael Frolik. Green was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average salary, Green will forfeit $81,606.21. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Green will miss Washington’s next three games – Jan. 31 against Tampa Bay, Feb. 2 at Boston and Feb. 4 at the New York Rangers. He will be eligible to return Feb. 5 against Atlanta.
So what are your thoughts: a fair punishment for a dangerous play? Overreaction by the league in light of the Cormier debacle? Something else?