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Capitals’ Erskine Suspended for 3 Games Over Elbowing, NHL Says

February 03, 2013

Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was suspended for three games for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds, the National Hockey League said.

Erskine will forfeit $24,324.33 under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league said. The money will be turned over to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Erskine elbowed Simmonds at 18:09 of the first period on the Capitals’ home ice on Feb. 1, the league said.

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