There was no doubt about whether or not Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan was going to be suspended for his elbow to the head of Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. He'd previously been suspended three games in Oct. 2010 for a hit to the head on Dan Sexton of the Anaheim Ducks and just last Friday was fined $2,500 for boarding. The only question was how long Doan would sit.
The NHL and its Department of Player safety answered that question on Wednesday night as it was announced Doan was suspended three games.
Here's Brendan Shanahan's explanation: