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Maple Leafs' Clarkson suspended 2 games for hit to head after Blues' Vladimir Sobotka

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson (right) celebrates after teammate James van Riemsdyk scored on a deflection past St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott (left) in third period action during a game between the St. Louis Blues and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday Dec. 12 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing David Clarkson (right) celebrates after teammate James van Riemsdyk scored on a deflection past St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott (left) in third period action during a game between the St. Louis Blues and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday Dec. 12 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)  (The Associated Press)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Saturday for an illegal check to St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka's head.

Clarkson was assessed a minor penalty Thursday night in Toronto's' loss in St. Louis.

Clarkson, a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, will forfeit $128,049.