Austin Watson, forward for the Ottawa Senators, was expelled from two games following an infraction vs. Boston Bruins

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ottawa SenatorsForward Austin WatsonTwo games were suspended for a hit on Boston's Jack Ahcan.

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 Washington Capitals. Alex Formenton, Adam Gaudette, Brady TkachukAnd Connor BrownOttawa'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.

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