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NHL notebook: Capitals defenseman Erskine suspended for hit

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The Maples Leafs' Matt Frattin (39) is knocked down by Capitals defenseman John Erskine while going after a puck Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Claus Andersen/Getty Images

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Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 9:52 p.m.
 

The NHL suspended Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine for three games for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds.

Erskine was punished Saturday for a hit he delivered to Simmonds' face that sent him to the ice with a bloody nose in the first period of Washington's 3-2 victory Friday. Erskine wasn't penalized.

Erskine will miss games against the Penguins on Sunday and a matchup with Toronto.

• The Dallas Stars placed left wing Ray Whitney on the injured list because of a lower-body injury.

• Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski was helped off the ice after landing back-first against the end boards in the second period against the Red Wings.

— AP

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