Blue Jackets' Klesla suspended two games for hit
Updated: September 26, 2006, 2:00 PM ETAssociated Press
Klesla was suspended Tuesday for the hit on Chicago forward Tuomo Ruutu, who is out four weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee. Klesla will miss the opener Oct. 6 against Vancouver and the game the following day against the Blackhawks.
Klesla got a five-minute major for clipping Ruutu on Friday night.
Ruutu, Chicago's first pick and ninth overall in the 2001 NHL entry draft, signed a two-year, $3.75 million contract on the eve of training camp. He played only 15 games last season because of back and ankle injuries.
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