Wilson's four-game suspension has come to an end. The Ontario native was handed a pair of suspensions for his illegal hits in two different preseason contests against the Blues. Look for Wilson -- who added seven goals, 12 assists and a whopping 239 hits last season -- to make his regular-season debut on the third line with Brett Connolly and Lars Eller in Friday's road tilt against the Devils.
Wilson has been suspended for four games for an illegal body check on St. Louis' Sammy Blais in Sunday's exhibition match. Wilson was already handed a two-contest ban for an illegal hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas earlier this preseason, so it isn't surprising that the league decided to assign the repeat offender a harsher punishment this time around. The 23-year-old forward, who notched 19 points in 82 games last season, will be eligible to return to Washington's lineup on Oct. 13 against the Devils.
Wilson will meet with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Sam Blais of St. Louis. Wilson already served a two-game suspension for an illegal hit during the preseason -- also against a member of the Blues -- so don't be surprised to see the league dole out a harsh punishment. Depending on the length of the winger's ban -- Alex Chiasson could see his professional tryout agreement turn into a permanent contract.
Wilson (suspension) is back in the lineup for Friday's preseason tilt against the Hurricanes, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Wilson was handed a two-game preseason ban for a hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas, but he's served the penalty and should be ready to roll for the team's Opening Night tilt next Thursday against the Senators in Ottawa.
Wilson has been suspended for two preseason games for his hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas in Friday's exhibition match. As noted in the report, this was the first official safety ruling made by former NHL enforcer George Parros, who was recently hired in as the new Head of the Department of Player Safety. Upon further review, it was confirmed that Wilson had more than a full second to avoid the hit on Thomas, who had lost control of the puck along the side boards before getting drilled. There will only be two games left on the preseason docket for Wilson by the time he's eligible to return.
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