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Will Alex Ovechkin's first suspension have any lasting impact on him?

Updated: December 2, 2009, 2:27 AM ET
By Scott Burnside

So, Alex Ovechkin got a couple of games to ice down his sore right knee and contemplate the error of his ways.

That's about right, all things considered: a two-game suspension for The Great Eight's knee-on-knee hit on Carolina defenseman Tim Gleason in the Capitals' 3-2 win on Monday night.

Ovechkin is lucky on a number of fronts.

He's lucky Gleason came back and played Monday night and didn't end up being helped off the ice, as was the case when Georges ...

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