The punishment was a familiar one for Coyotes captain Shane Doan, but that didn't make the situation any easier.
For the past week, Doan was a spectator rather than a participant, serving a three-game NHL suspension for elbowing the Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn.
Last season, Doan was charged with another three-game ban for delivering a blind-side hit on Dan Sexton of the Anaheim Ducks. That incident categorized him as a repeat offender and intensified the slap on the wrist issued by the NHL's chief of discipline, Brendan Shanahan, this time around.
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