Ovechkin banned two games for hit on Campbell
The forward drove Chicago’s
"There’s nothing I can do right now. He just fell and this happens," Ovechkin said after the game.
Because he also was suspended for two games earlier this season, Ovechkin is now considered a repeat offender under the collective bargaining agreement. He’ll forfeit more than $232,000 in salary based on the number of games in the season instead of the number of days.
Ovechkin was suspended for two games Dec. 1 for a knee-to-knee hit on Carolina defenseman
Ovechkin will miss games Tuesday at Florida and Thursday at Carolina. He can return Saturday at Tampa Bay.
"We have no problem with the way Alex tried to finish his check,"
Campbell stayed down for several minutes before he was able to leave the ice with a trainer at his side and then headed to the locker room. He did not return to the game.
Campbell, out with what the team is calling an upper-body injury, will miss the team’s three-game road trip this week out West that starts Wednesday night in Anaheim, Calif. He is a key defenseman for the
Campbell has seven goals and 31 assists on the season.
"Brian Campbell is one of the best skaters in the National Hockey League,"
"That’s me, and a lot of people are going to bash that thought. But that’s my opinion."
"If this was