Toronto Maple Leafs right winger David Clarkson was suspended two games after an illegal hit on St. Louis Blues left winger Vladimir Sobotka in a game Thursday night at the Scottrade Center, the NHL announced Saturday.
Clarkson was penalized two minutes for the check at 6:28 of the second period of the eventual 6-3 Blues win.
This is Clarkson's second run-in with the player safety department since signing with the Maple Leafs this offseason. He will forfeit roughly $128,048.78 in salary because of the suspension.
He was suspended 10 games in the preseason for coming onto the ice to join an altercation against the Buffalo Sabres. Clarkson forfeited $269,230.80.
His status as a repeat offender played a role in banning Clarkson two games. Sobotka was not injured on the play.
Clarkson will miss Saturday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks and Monday's contest at the Pittsburgh Penguins.