WASHINGTON (AP/KDKA) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended 20 games by the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game.READ MORE: Rostraver Township Commissioner Accused Of Harassing Opponents Through Texts, Social Media
Wilson’s punishment was announced Wednesday, just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise their banner and open their title defense by hosting the Boston Bruins to begin the regular season.
Washington’s Tom Wilson suspended twenty games for an Illegal Check to the Head on St. Louis’ Oskar Sundqvist. https://t.co/ojQ4yN6oFN
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The physical right winger, who plays on Washington’s top line with captain Alex Ovechkin, drew a 10-minute penalty for the way he hit St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist in the second period of the teams’ exhibition game on Sunday.READ MORE: Allegheny County Health Department To Host Vaccination Clinic At Imani Christian Academy
Wilson had an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety in New York on Wednesday.Man Sentenced For Throwing Concrete At Pittsburgh Police Car At Protest
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