Alexander Ovechkin Suspended Three Games

As reported by TSN’s Bob McKenize, Washington Capitals Captain and left wing Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a hit on Pittsburgh’s Zbynek Michalek during Sunday afternoon’s game with the Penguins.

Ovechkin will miss three games: Tuesday against Boston, January 31st at Tampa Bay and February 1st at Florida.

Update (2:15pm):  Alex Ovechkin has opted out of participating in the NHL All-Star Game.