Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been suspended three games for spitting on an opponent. The NHL announced Hathaway’s suspension Wednesday after a hearing with him, saying he will forfeit $24,194 in salary.
At the end of a brawl between the Capitals and Ducks on Monday night, Hathaway responded to a punch from Erik Gudbranson by spitting on him. Hathaway was ejected with a match penalty that carried with it an automatic suspension pending review by the league.
Hathaway will miss Washington’s games against the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers.
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