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

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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