Kraken’s Jamie Oleksiak Suspended Three Games For Illegal Check to the Head on Capitals’ Alexander Alexeyev

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The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Saturday that Seattle Kraken defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has been suspended for three games for illegally checking Washington Capitals defenseman Alexander Alexeyev during Friday’s game at Capital One Arena.

Minutes after clinching his first NHL point, Alexeyev left the team in the second half, looking severely uncomfortable, and headed down the tunnel after Oleksiak’s goal, who received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head .

The Capitals announced at the second break that Alexeyev would not be returning to the game due to an upper-body injury. On Saturday morning, the NHL Player Safety Division announced that Oleksiak would have a hearing on the incident.

There was no update from the Capitals regarding Alexeyev’s status. The Capitals are beginning a two-game road trip with a stop in Winnipeg where they face the Jets at the Canada Life Center on Sunday. NBC Sports Washington will have coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Coming from a family of big Capitals fans, Della was inspired to write for hockey in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung

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