The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Tom Wilson two preseason games for his hit on Robert Thomas of the St Louis Blues.
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.
The NHL announced today that former enforcer, actor in Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and Princeton University graduate, George Parros, has been named Senior Vice President of Player Safety. Parros’ position will be “effective immediately.”
Parros will be replacing former defenseman Stephane Quintal, who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities within the game after holding the position since 2014. Quintal will still be involved through the next season to assist in the transition.
The Capitals escaped Columbus with a huge sassy win, but their captain could be in some hot water.
1:21 into the third period, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin landed a big hit on Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski. As Seth Jones reversed the puck to Werenski, a hard-charging Ovechkin crushed the 19-year-old in the corner.
Werenski would leave the game and not return.
Andrew Shaw has a phone hearing on Thursday with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after boarding Caps prospect Connor Hobbs. If boarding Hobbs wasn’t dumb enough, Shaw gestured to the crowd for more cheers while fighting Nathan Walker–a fight that wouldn’t have transpired had Shaw played responsibly.
For his efforts, Shaw amassed 30 penalty minutes and was ejected in his preseason debut with Montreal. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety will also have a phone hearing with Shaw on Thursday.
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