PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After delivering another hit to the head in Game 3, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will face a disciplinary hearing.READ MORE: Take Action Mon Valley Demands Answers After 2 Incidents Involving Police Officers In Homestead
According to the NHL Player Safety Department, Wilson delivered an “illegal check to the head” during the second period.
Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese was exiting the defensive zone when Wilson delivered a vicious hit to the head.
Washington’s Tom Wilson will have a hearing today for an illegal check to the head on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) May 2, 2018
Aston-Reese remained down on the ice and bleeding for several moments. He skated off under his own power, but did not return.
No penalty was assessed on the play.READ MORE: Haiti Gang That Kidnapped U.S. Missionaries Seeks $1 Million Ransom Per Person
It was later revealed that Aston-Reese had suffered a concussion and a broken jaw, which will require surgery.
Sullivan on ZAR: “We lose a guy to a broken jaw that’s going to require surgery and a concussion because of another high hit to the head. At some point we would hope that the league might do something.” -SK
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) May 2, 2018
In Game 2, Wilson delivered a hit to the head of Brian Dumoulin. Again, no penalty was assessed, but the NHL didn’t deem the play worthy of a suspension.
Dumoulin also left the game and did not return. He was able to play in Game 3.
Wilson is also a repeat offender following two suspensions in the preseason.
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POLL QUESTION: Will Washington forward Tom Wilson be suspended after a hit that broke the jaw of Penguins Zach Aston-Reese and gave him a concussion?
— Rick Dayton (@rickdayton) May 2, 2018
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