|Rangers' Hagelin suspended 3 games for elbow|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:30|
Hagelin apologized earlier Sunday, after a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, and hoped to avoid punishment beyond the major penalty he served Saturday night. But instead, he will miss the next three games of the best-of-seven series.
The Rangers and Senators are tied 1-1, so the rookie could be done for the series should it end in five games or be finished for the season if New York loses the next three games.
In announcing Hagelin's suspension, the NHL noted that Alfredsson was injured on the play, which likely was a major factor in the stiff penalty.
There was no update Sunday on Alfredsson's condition or playing status.