The NHL suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson seven games for his hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo. This came after an “in-person” zoom meeting with the Department of Player Safety.
The league describes the Tom Wilson check as “a high, hard hit” and boarding. Carlo ended up being hospitalized on Friday, but was eventually released. In the explanation video, the Department of Player Safety described Carlo as “defenseless.”
Interestingly, the league acknowledged that the Tom Wilson hit could blur the line between being worthy of a suspension or not.