Green was only given a two minute minor on the play. I saw this last night while I was watching replays at the Green Mill and it looked like a pretty bad hit to me. The NHL agrees that it was a blatant elbow and has given Mike Green a three game suspension for the elbow.
TORONTO (January 30, 2010) - The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an incident that took place during NHL game #802 against the Florida Panthers on January 29. At 4:24 of the first period, Green delivered an elbow to the head of Panthers' forward Michael Frolik. Green was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing on the play. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average salary, Green will forfeit $81,606.21. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.