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Wilson suspended 20 games for actions in Capitals game

Forward penalized for illegal check to head of Blues forward Sundqvist in preseason finale

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Wilson suspended 20 games

Wilson suspended 20 games for an illegal head check

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for 20 games for an illegal head check on St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist

  • 03:15 •

NEW YORK -- Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for 20 games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist during NHL Preseason Game No. 106 in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Sept. 30, the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.

The incident occurred at 5:18 of the second period. Wilson was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.

Wilson is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $1,260,162.60. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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