Blue Jackets' Hejda gets two-game ban for hit to head

Hejda, who will forfeit nearly $22,000 in salary, was given a minor penalty for striking Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger in the second period of his team's 4-3 loss on Friday.

Columbus will be without their third-highest scoring defenseman for Sunday's game against St. Louis and Tuesday's encounter with Dallas.

(Reporting by Frank Pingue)