Senators’ Claesson suspended two games for hit on Bruins’ Acciari

Fredrik Claesson and Tim Schaller dropped the gloves in a spirited tilt after Schaller took exception to Claesson's questionable hit to teammate Noel Acciari.

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Ottawa Senators defenceman Fredrik Claesson two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Noel Acciari.

Claesson was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the illegal check in the opening period if Ottawa’s 5-1 loss at Boston on Wednesday.

The Swedish defenceman will forfeit US$6,989.24 in salary.

Claesson is eligible to return when Ottawa visits Detroit next Wednesday.