Capitals’ Tom Wilson faces listening to for hit on Bruins’ Brandon Carlo

Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals is dealing with potential self-discipline for his hit on Boston Bruins defenceman Brandon Carlo.

The NHL Department of Player Safety introduced Saturday that Wilson has been requested to take part in a listening to by way of Zoom at a time nonetheless to be decided. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, hearings have been held by telephone, and ESPN stated the supply for a face-to-face listening to indicated Wilson might be a suspension of six or extra video games.

The incident occurred Friday night time with about 90 seconds left within the first interval of Boston’s 5-1 residence win. Carlo was preventing for the puck in a nook when Wilson skated towards him and lifted his proper elbow, hitting Carlo within the head. Carlo’s head smashed into the glass, and he fell to the ice and remained there, ultimately skating off beneath his personal energy.

Wilson wasn’t penalized on the play, however Carlo was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The Bruins had not up to date his situation as of Saturday morning.

After the sport, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy stated he did not know whether or not Carlo had sustained a concussion, however he had loads else to say.

“It’s a fast game, they play hard, we play hard,” Cassidy stated. “But you could see it. He hit him clearly in the head …defenceless player, predatory hit from a player that’s done that before. I don’t understand why there wasn’t a penalty called on the ice. They huddled up, but I did not get an explanation why. It’s out of our hands after that.”

Wilson, 26, is likely one of the most penalized gamers within the NHL. With 1,052 penalty minutes in his eight-year profession, Wilson is tenth on the checklist for penalty minutes amongst energetic gamers.

Each of the gamers on the checklist forward of him have been within the league no less than 5 years longer than Wilson.

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