Washington Capitals right-winger Tom Wilson will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for a late hit on St. Louis Blues 2017 first-rounder Robert Thomas in Friday’s pre-season game.
The hit came less than six minutes into the third period after Thomas crossed his own blue line. Thomas lost control of the puck and then was crushed into the boards nearly two seconds later by Wilson.
Thomas’s linemate Dmitrij Jaskin jumped in to fight Wilson, who wasn’t penalized for the check.
Thomas, who spent last season with the OHL’s London Knights, stayed in the game and scored his second goal of night later in the third period as part of a 4-0 St. Louis win.
Wilson has never been suspended his is NHL career, but has been fined twice.