Capitals winger Tom Wilson will not face supplemental discipline for his hit on Devils winger Brett Seney during Friday’s game.
According to TSN, Washington was informed Saturday there will not be a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for Wilson’s controversial play.
Wilson was ejected for an illegal check to the head and assessed a match penalty after he hit Seney, who had his back turned. The play happened with 2:21 left in the second period. Seney appeared injured, though he returned to play 3 minutes and 20 seconds in the third period.
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Capitals coach Todd Reirden expressed frustration with the call after the game, saying Wilson wasn’t trying to make a hit.
“This guy’s doing everything he can to try to play the right way and this is how things are happening and it’s a tough situation,” he said, via NBC Sports Capitals.
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Wilson, 24, has a history of making controversial hits as he has been suspended four times since September 2017. He was last suspended for a hit to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist in a preseason game on Sept. 30, which resulted in a 20-game suspension from the NHL that was later reduced to 14 games.
Wilson has seven goals and six assists (including a goal against the Devils) over the past nine games since returning from his suspension.