By: Casey Shea

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After delivering another hit to the head in Game 3, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will face a disciplinary hearing.

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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.

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.

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It was later revealed that Aston-Reese had suffered a concussion and a broken jaw, which will require surgery.

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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