You would think Washington’s Tom Wilson has learned his lesson. According to the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, perhaps he has — at least on this hit.
Wilson was ejected for an illegal check to the head of Brett Seney during Friday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils by referees Trevor Hanson and Dean Morton. The hit came with just over two minutes remaining in the second period.
Replays showed that, while the hit came well after Seney had moved the puck, the head did not appear to be the primary point of contact. There was still talk that the hit may result in suspension for interference due to the lateness of the hit. That was apparently not the case.
WSH has been told there will be no @NHLPlayerSafety hearing for Tom Wilson’s hit last night.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 1, 2018
Wilson has dodged the long arm of the law on this one. His play on the ice has been solid for the Capitals since his return from his latest suspension, but he needs to be careful in crossing the line to avoid his next one.