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Tom Wilson faces hearing for jaw-breaking hit on Zach Aston-Reese

Tribune-Review
| Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:51 a.m

Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson faces suspension for a violent hit on Penguins rookie Zach Aston-Reese during Game 3 of the Metropolitan Division finals Tuesday night.

The NHL’s department of player safety announced Wednesday morning that it will convene a disciplinary hearing for Wilson’s “illegal check to the head” later in the day.

Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and a concussion, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. There was no penalty called on the play.

Wilson also delivered a hit to the head of Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin in Game 2 Sunday afternoon, but the league did not suspend him.


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The Capitals' Tom Wilson sits on the bench after colliding with with the Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese during the second period in Game 3 on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and will miss the rest of the playoffs. The Capitals won 4-3.
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The Capitals' Tom Wilson throws his body at the Penguins' Chad Ruhwedel in the first period during Game 3 on Tuesday.
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The Penguins' Jake Guntzel checks the Capitals' Tom Wilson in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin and Tom Wilson collide during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Capitals' Lars Eller looks for a rebound as Penguins goaltender Matt Murray makes a save in the first period during Game 3 on Tuesday.
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Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals collides with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in Pittsburgh.
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Zach Aston-Reese skates off of the ice after getting hit by Tom Wilson during the second period in Game Three.
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Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) falls over the boards after colliding with Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese (46) during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and will miss the rest of the playoffs. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist and Washington Capitals' Michal Kempny trade punches during a tussle during their game inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins' Jake Guntzel celebrates his goal against the Capitals in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Capitals' Tom Wilson throws his body at the Penguins' Chad Ruhwedel in the first period during Game 3 on Tuesday.
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The Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov trips up the Penguins' Sidney Crosby in the first period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Sidney Crosby looks for a rebound against the Capitals in the first period Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Capitals' Lars Eller looks for a rebound as Penguins goaltender Matt Murray makes a save in the first period during Game 3 on Tuesday.
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Penguins fan Jah-Vasia Poindexter, of Pittsburgh, reacts during a play while watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals game Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with friends and fans outside of PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
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Penguins fans watch on the big screen outside of PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 during the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals series in Pittsburgh.
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Andrew Shaffer, of Monroeville, cheers as the Pittsburgh Penguins play the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 outside of PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
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Rachel Mackey, of Greensburg, (middle) reacts during the first goal scored by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 while watching the game outside of PPG Paints Arena with her mother, Rita Mackey, and Ryan Kaintz, of McKees Rocks during the first home game in the series against the Washington Capitals.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel moves the puck up ice during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins’ Conor Sheary (43) plays the puck form his knees during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel moves the puck up ice during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins' Brian Dumoulin moves the puck up ice during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and Brian Dumoulin attempt to break up the play of the Capitals' T.J. Oshie inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Murray makes just enough of a save to deflect the puck from going into the net during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby passes the puck through the legs of a defenseman during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins celebrate Sidney Crosby's goal against the Capitals in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal past the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Jake Guntzel checks the Capitals' Tom Wilson in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Patric Hornqvist celebrates his goal against the Capitals in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins celebrate Patric Hornqvist's goal against the Capitals in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin takes a shot during during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Justin Schultz fights for the puck with Washington Capitals' Chandler Stephenson during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin takes a shot during during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist moves the puck up ice during their game against the Washington Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins' Brian Dumoulin moves the puck up ice during their game against the Capitals on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins' Matt Murray eyes the puck during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin and Tom Wilson collide during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins' Kris Letang and the Capitals' Alex Ovechkin collide May 1, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Brian Dumoulin moves the puck up ice during their game against the Capitals inside of PPG Paints Arena on May 1, 2018.
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The Penguins' Brian Dumoulin holds down the Capitals' T.J. Oshie as Kris Letang gets to the puck in the second period during Game 3 of the second round in the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Jake Guentzel celebraes his goal against the Capitals in the second period during game 3 of round 2 Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at PPG Paints Arena.
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The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin warms up prior to the start of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference second round against the Capitals at PPG Paints Arena.
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