Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been suspended for two preseason games stemming from his hit on St. Louis Blues rookie Robert Thomas, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Saturday.

According to the league, Wilson checked Thomas 'well past' where Thomas was eligible to be hit deeming it to be interference. Wilson had to answer to Thomas' teammate Dmitrij Jaskin on the ice as a result.

The 23-year-old has racked up a total of 619 penalty minutes in his four-year career, including 133 last season. While he has built a reputation of being one of the NHL's most physical players, this marks the first time that Wilson has received a suspension from the NHL.