Capitals' Green suspended for elbow to head

TORONTO (Reuters) - Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended for three games without pay for an incident in Friday's game against the Florida Panthers, the National Hockey League said on Saturday.

Green will forfeit $81,606.21 in pay and will miss Washington's next three games - against Tampa Bay on Sunday, at Boston on Tuesday and at the New York Rangers on Thursday. He will be eligible to return against Atlanta on Friday.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina, editing by Pritha Sarkar)