Saturday morning, the Department of Player Safety announced that Tom Wilson will have a hearing for his hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas.
During training camp, head coach Barry Trotz said Wilson must “get into double digits this year” in goals. Instead, three games into the preseason, Wilson is already facing a potential suspension for an unnecessary hit.
Washington's Tom Wilson will have a hearing today for interference on St. Louis' Robert Thomas.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) September 23, 2017
Wilson landed the bodycheck, which the Department of Player Safety is deeming “interference,” in the third period of last night’s game.
Thomas did not have possession of the puck. Nearly two seconds later, with the biscuit several feet away from the center, Wilson lowered his shoulder and landed the hit.
Thomas was uninjured and Wilson was not given a minor penalty on the play, but the Caps forward fought the Blues Dmitrij Jaskin in the immediate aftermath.
Wilson has never been suspended his is NHL career, but has been fined twice.
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