Amerks forward Ben Holmstrom suspended two games

The American Hockey League announced Tuesday that Rochester Americans forward Ben Holmstrom has been suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a playoff game at Laval on May 22.

Holmstrom will miss Rochester’s next two games, beginning with Game 3 of their division final playoff series vs. Laval on Wednesday. If Rochester’s season ends before the suspension can be completed, the remaining game will carry over to the next time Holmstrom is on an active AHL roster.

Holmstrom has now received two suspensions in the last two months. He was suspended for eight games in April for using homophobic language during a game against the Utica Comets.

The 35-year-old played in 25 games with the Amerks during the regular season and notched six points.

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