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Washington Capitals’ Donald Brashear Receives Six-Game Suspension

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Washington Capitals winger Donald Brashear was given a one-game suspension for his pregame altercation with New York's Colton Orr, and a five-game suspension for a "shoulder hit to an unsuspecting player", Blair Betts, according to Collin Campbell, NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations.

Betts has a fractured orbital bone and is out indefinitely.

Brashear's suspension will be served beginning tomorrow night when the Capitals meet the Rangers in Game Seven of the series. The suspension will extend through the Capitals' next five 2009 playoff games, the 2009-10 regular season, or both, as circumstances warrant.

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