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Shane Doan suspended 3 games

Updated: March 22, 2012, 2:08 AM ET
Associated Press

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Shane Doan has been suspended for three games for elbowing Dallas' Jamie Benn, leaving the Phoenix Coyotes without their captain at a crucial time.

The NHL announced the suspension Wednesday, a day after Doan hit Benn in the head early in the second period of the Stars' 4-3 shootout victory. Doan also will forfeit $166,000 in salary and will miss nearly half of the Coyotes' final eight games as they push for a playoff spot.

"I accept the NHL's decision and ruling," ...

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