Suspension is third of Ott's career

FRISCO, Texas -- Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk confirmed forward Steve Ott was suspended two games by the NHL for a hip check on St. Louis Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo on Saturday.

Ott was not given a penalty for the hit, but was issued a roughing penalty in the scrum that followed. He will serve the penalty immediately, meaning he will not play Wednesday against Toronto and Florida on Friday, both home games.

This is Ott's third career suspension.

He received three games in 2008 for a hit to the head of defenseman Jordan Leopold, then with Colorado. And Ott got a one-game suspension last season for an eye gouge on Travis Moen of Anaheim.

Ott has missed four games this season with an oblique muscle injury. He has four points and 18 penalty minutes in seven games this season. Ott is coming off a career-best 2008-09 season. He had 19 goals and 27 assists in 64 games.

Richard Durrett covers the Stars for ESPNDallas.com. E-mail richard.durrett@espn3.com.