NHL-Coyotes' Doan suspended for three games

Reuters

Thu, 22 Mar 03:13:00 2012

The Phoenix Coyotes' bid to reach the National Hockey League playoffs hit a snag on Wednesday when forward Shane Doan was suspended for three games for elbowing Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn.

Doan was assessed a minor penalty on the play, which occurred during the second period of the Stars' 4-3 shootout victory on Tuesday in Dallas.

Phoenix are currently in ninth place in the Western Conference with 84 points but just a point behind Dallas for top spot in the Pacific Division.

The suspension will cost Doan more than $166,000 in salary.

 

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