Friday, January 29, 2016

Toews, Ovechkin Miss All-Star Game, Suspended One Game

Both Jonathan Toews and Alex Ovechkin will be suspended for one game due to missing the All-Star Game as reported by CBS Sports.  Toews will reportedly miss the game due to an illness, while Ovechkin will miss due to an injury.  Toews and Ovechkin will be replaced on the All-Star roster by Evgeny Kuznetsov and James Neal.

Both Toews and Ovechkin are required by league rules to miss the game immediately preceding or following the All-Star game.  They will both miss their team's contests on February 2, the first regular season game following the All-Star game.

Toews was previously a member of the 2009, 2011 and 2015 NHL All-Star team, while Ovechkin was an All-Star five times previously, in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015.  

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