Capitals’ Tom Wilson to have hearing for hit on Blues’ Sam Blais

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) fights with St. Louis Blues right wing Dmitrij Jaskin (23), of Russia, during the third period of an NHL pre-season hockey game, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington. The Blues won 4-0. (Nick Wass/AP)

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety on Tuesday for a hit on St. Louis Blues forward Samuel Blais.

Wilson was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a supposed hit from behind on Blais during a pre-season game on Sunday.

The game wasn’t televised, though the league does have an in-stadium feed it can review.

The NHL had already suspended Wilson for two pre-season games for a hit on Blues prospect Robert Thomas on Sept. 22.

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