Tom Wilson could face discipline for hit on Brayden Schenn

Tom Wilson could face discipline for hit on Brayden Schenn
December 17, 2013, 9:30 pm
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Wilson's big hit sparks fights vs. Flyers

(Associated Press)

PHILADELPHIA – Since arriving in the NHL this season as a 19-year-old rookie, Tom Wilson has done a good job of walking the line between aggressiveness and overzealousness.

On Tuesday night he might have crossed that line and could pay with his first NHL suspension.

With 4:43 remaining in the second period Wilson took several strides before plowing Flyers center Brayden Schenn hard into the end boards.

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Schenn left the ice holding his left wrist, while Wilson was grabbed and pressed against the boards by Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman.

Wilson received a five-minute major for charging, a five-minute fighting major and a game misconduct.

Schenn put himself in a vulnerable position by turning away from the hit, but the NHL Department of Safety has cracked down on hits from behind this season and it would not be a surprise if Wilson received a suspension of two or more games.

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