Washington Capitals RW Tom Wilson suspended four games for boarding

By The Sports Xchange  |  Oct. 3, 2017 at 8:17 PM
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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson was suspended four games without pay by the NHL for boarding St. Louis Blues left wing Sammy Blais during a preseason game in St. Louis on Sunday.

Wilson was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding Blais at 17:39 of the second period. He will forgo $97,560.96 in salary in accordance with the league's collective bargaining agreement.

The former No. 16 overall pick of the Capitals in 2012 scored a career-high-tying seven goals and had 12 assists for 19 points in 82 games last season.

Wilson has 21 goals and 48 assists for 69 points in his four NHL seasons.

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