On the same day the NHL Department of Player Safety suspended Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland for an illegal check to the head, it scheduled a Thursday hearing for Capitals rookie right wing Tom Wilson for his hit on Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center. At 15:17 of the second period Wilson was assessed a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct. Wilson also received a five-minute major for fighting in the immediate aftermath of the hit. Schenn did not return to the game and Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters that a baseline test for a concussion was unnecessary following the game. Schenn said he felt "better than I thought" on Wednesday and reported stiffness in his neck. Schenn is listed as questionable for the Flyers' game against the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night.
Wilson to have NHL hearing Thursday for hit on Schenn
CSN Washington | Dec 19