OTTAWA, Ontario —Forward Two games were suspended for a hit on Boston's .
The NHL announced this suspension on Sunday.
Watson hit Ahcan on the end boards just before the halfway point of Ottawa's 2-0 defeat to the Bruins. He received a minor penalty of 2 minutes for interference.
After reviewing the play, the league department of player safety imposed a two-game ban. They determined that Watson made “significant contact” with Ahcan's skull and that Watson hit it high and late.
Watson, a 30-year-old, will be losing $15,000 of his salary. The money will be donated to the players' emergency fund. He has the right to appeal this decision.
Watson was out, but the Senators rebounded Sunday afternoon with a 4-1 win over the. , , And Ottawa's balanced attack was led by scored goals
Ahcan, who is a defenseman, was only in three games for Boston this year, and averaged 14:37 minutes on the ice.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.