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Alex Ovechkin: ‘I don’t want to comment on my hit’


(Justin K. Aller/GETTY IMAGES)

“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Ovechkin said when asked if he believed he would be suspended for the hit in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins, which featured the Capitals captain’s first three-point outing of the season.

“It was a hit,” Ovechkin said. “I don’t want to comment my hit and I don’t want to comment on something [until] after the call [from Shanahan].”

According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, Ovechkin’s hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Ovechkin has been suspended twice in his career, each for two games in the 2009-10 season. The first was for a knee-on-knee hit against Tim Gleason. The second was a hit from behind on Brian Campbell.

Coach Dale Hunter declined to comment when asked about Ovechkin’s hit.

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