Senators’ Claesson to have hearing for hit on 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.

Ottawa Senators defenceman Fredrik Claesson will have a hearing Thursday for an illegal hit to the head of Boston Bruins forward Noel Acciari.

The hit occurred in the first period of the Senators’ 5-1 loss to the Bruins Wednesday. Claesson connected with Acciari’s head on a blind-side hit.

Claesson received a game misconduct for the offence. Acciari stayed down on the ice for a few moments but returned to action in the second period.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.