The NHL Department of Player Safety suspended Tom Wilson for 20 games for an illegal check to the head of Blues forward Oskar Sundqvust.
Wilson had 48 hours in which to appeal the Department of Player Safety’s decision, and according to head coach Todd Reirden, Wilson is moving forward with the appeal.
Wilson will appeal suspension
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) October 4, 2018
Reirden declined to offer any comments while the process is ongoing. Wilson’s teammates shared a few of their thoughts.
The appeal will go through the NHL Player’s Association. The decision to reduce or change the suspension lies with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.
If Wilson doesn’t agree with Bettman’s ruling, he can appeal to a neutral arbitrator.
The appeal of Tom Wilson's 20-game suspension will be heard by Gary Bettman. If the NHL commissioner doesn't overturn the decision, it can then proceed to a neutral arbitrator.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 4, 2018
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