Tom Wilson to Have Hearing for Hit on Zach Aston-Reese

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About midway through the second period of Tuesday night’s Game 3 second round series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, Tom Wilson was at it again. As center Zach Aston-Reese was heading to center ice along the boards in front of the Capitals bench, he was greeted by Wilson. Wilson laid out a shoulder-to-shoulder contact hit that knocked Aston-Reese out of the game. 

In Game 2, Wilson had a hit on defenseman Brian Dumoulin that knocked him out of the game. Dumoulin still played the following night in Game 3 but Aston-Reese didn’t have the same luck. After Game 3, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan revealed to the media that Aston-Reese had suffered a concussion and a broken jaw which is going to require surgery. His season is likely over.

Wilson didn’t receive a hearing after Game 2 or any disciplinary action from the NHL Department of Player Safety and Sullivan had these words to say after this latest hit from Wilson.

“We lose a guy to a broken jaw that’s going to require surgery and a concussion because of another high hit to the head. At some point we would hope the league might do something.”

Wilson will have a hearing for the hit later today.

By Michael Marzzacco

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8 Responses to Tom Wilson to Have Hearing for Hit on Zach Aston-Reese

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow. Crosby hits men on purpose in the nuts and cuts off someones finger and nothing happens. Sorry the guy got hurt but what a bunch of cry babies. Sounds like the Pats.

  2. DayOne Caps Fanatic says:

    The Crosby Penguins have been one of the great cheap-shot NHL teams of the 21st century … They’re much more mortal when they can’t mug opposing goalies with impunity or slash-and-fracture opposing skaters

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  4. Steve says:

    You can add Keith Jones to the list of Pens lovers.

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  6. Bill says:

    Bullshit call by the NHL, because of Pittsburgh and Crosby

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