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.