The NHL Department of Player Safety has reviewed the Tom Wilson hit on Brian Dumoulin and has determined no hearing or disciplinary action is necessary regarding the hit. This news was first reported by Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) April 30, 2018
In yesterday’s Game 2 during the early part of the second period, Dumoulin turned his head as he saw Ovechkin in front of him. But what he didn’t see behind him until it was too late was Wilson as his shoulder made contact with his head. Dumoulin left the game.
“I’m back checking the puck and he stopped,” Wilson told the media after the game. “Obviously it’s a big collision and I’m at no point trying to target the head at all.”
A punishment on Wilson would’ve been a big blow to the Capitals, who seem to have momentum on their side after a big Game 2 win. Wilson is classified as a repeat offender as he was suspended twice for some controversial hits in the preseason, including the final preseason game which resulted in Wilson sitting out the first four games of the NHL season.
By Michael Marzzacco