No suspension for Ovechkin

No suspension for Ovechkin
December 8, 2011, 12:56 pm
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Alex Ovechkin will not face supplemental discipline from an apparent spearing incident midway through the second period of the Capitals' 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night.An NHL spokesman confirmed via email that no hearing and no discipline was necessary for the apparent spearing incident.
Ovechkin had just taken a heavy hit from Neil and when the two headed back up the ice, Ovechkin's backswing hit Neil in the groin.
Neil was given an unsportsmanlike penalty forembellishing the contact that was made to his midsection. Ovechkin, who did not participate in Thursday's optional practice, was notpenalized on the play.
Asked about the incident after the game, Ovechkin toldRogers Sportsnet, Im not that kind of player...who would spear someone.