Wilson to have NHL hearing Thursday for hit on Schenn

Wilson to have NHL hearing Thursday for hit on Schenn
December 18, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Wilson's big hit sparks fights vs. Flyers

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. 

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The NHL's Department of Player Safety takes into consideration the severity of a player's injury, along with the offending player's disciplinary history before making a ruling. Wilson has never had an NHL hearing. 

According to a release by the NHL, The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: charging. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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