Internal conversations between commissioner’s office and DoPS encouraged sending Tom Wilson a message with suspension
Tuesday morning, independent arbitrator Shyam Das ruled that Tom Wilson‘s 20 game suspension for his hit on Oscar Sundqvist in the preseason would be reduced to 14 games.
One footnote in Das’ decision presents back-and-forth conversations between Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, Commissioner Gary Bettman, and the Department of Player Safety before Wilson’s suspension was announced.
The NHLPA tried to argue that the commissioner’s office inappropriately influenced DoPS’s decision.
The footnote was first pointed out by the Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.