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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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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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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