After another dangerous hit, Tom Wilson may miss the Capitals’ banner-raising night and beyond.
Sunday afternoon during the Capitals final preseason game, Wilson appears to make contact with Oskar Sundqvist’s head after the Blues forward curled to the middle of the ice for a shot. Wilson was given a match penalty for intent to injure and ejected from the game.
Wilson appears to try to go shoulder to shoulder with the hit, but does not do so cleanly.
Here’s another two looks at the hit.
It’s the final replay that’s the most damning.
A woozy Sundqvist was bleeding from the right cheek and needed help from several teammates to get off the ice. Sundvist’s face shield likely opened up the cut.
Sundqvist immediately went down the tunnel and back to the locker room.
Oskar Sundqvist goes to the locker room after taking a big hit from Tom Wilson, who gets a 5-minute major for throwing a check to the head. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 30, 2018
Wilson’s history with the Department of Player Safety will not do him any favors.
Last season, Wilson was suspended four preseason games and two regular season games after two bad hits in the preseason. The first-line forward was also suspended three games in the Stanley Cup playoffs for a head hit on Zach Aston-Reese.
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