Montreal's Manson Suspended

Defenseman Dave Manson of the Montreal Canadiens was suspended for three games and fined $1,000 by the NHL on Thursday for elbowing P.J. Axelsson of the Boston Bruins.

Manson was assessed a major penalty for elbowing and a game misconduct after hitting Axelsson in the second period of the game on Wednesday night.

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  • "Manson delivered a flagrant elbow to Axelsson's face," said Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior vice president and director of hockey operations. "Whether by elbow, stick or otherwise, the league will continue to punish players for deliberate blows to the head of an opponent."

    Manson missed Thursday's rematch at Boston, and will also miss Saturday at Ottawa and Wednesday at the New York Rangers.

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