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Shane Doan suspended for three games for elbowing Stars' Benn

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, blocks the puck as Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes won 5-1. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Emmanuel Lozano )

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The National Hockey League suspended Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan for three games on Wednesday for elbowing Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn.

Doan, who received a three-game suspension in October 2010, is classified as a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players Association. He will forfeit US$166,463.40 in salary.

Doan's hit on Benn came at the 5:54 of the second period in the Coyotes' 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas on Tuesday. Doan was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play.

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The suspension comes less than a week after Doan was fined $2,500 by the NHL for boarding Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano during a game.

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