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Uh oh!

Posted in NHL Notes, Washington Capitals with tags , , on November 30, 2009 by davepoleck

Alexander Ovechkin left tonight’s game with a knee injury when collided knee on knee with Tim Gleason. What is reaalllllly interesting with this is that Ovie was given a five minute major penalty AND a game misconduct. When Georges Laraque was suspended for five games after his knee on Niklas Kronwall, he was only given a two minute tripping call. Could we actually see Alexander Ovechkin get suspended? This certainly is not the first time he has kneed someone, and although he did not stick out his leg the way Laraque did, the NHL has always taken into account A) what the penalty on the play was and B) how long the player was injured. Tim Gleason left the game as well.