Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson high-sticking Toronto Maple Leafs' Noah Gregor in a game.
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Tom Wilson Faces Hearing for Noah Gregor High Stick Incident

Published March 21, 2024 at 1:56 PM
BY JULIEN TREKKER

Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson will face a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for the high stick incident involving Toronto Maple Leafs' Noah Gregor.

Last night, Tom Wilson received a four-minute penalty for high sticking Maple Leafs' Noah Gregor.

Tom Wilson will have an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety for dirty high stick on Noah Gregor, will be suspended at least five games.



The DoPS announced a few minutes ago that Wilson will need to go through a hearing in person, which means he'll be suspended at least five games.


"Washington's Tom Wilson has been offered an in-person hearing for high-sticking Toronto's Noah Gregor. Date and time TBD."


"Opens the possibility Wilson could be suspended longer than 5 games"


This isn't the first time that Wilson injures a player with a high stick. Considering that he's a repeat offender, we didn't expect less from the NHL.

We hope that this time, the consequence will be enough for Wilson to learn from his mistake. His style of play always brings controversy, as he plays a tough and physical game.

Capitals to continue their race for the playoffs without Tom Wilson? A tough loss as other teams are making strong pushes to keep their seasons alive.



No matter how long he ends up being suspended, the Capitals will need to push through without him. Even if Wilson' offensive production hasn't been overwhelming, scoring 17 goals and 15 assists in 66 games, he makes a difference every time he's on the ice. Players form other teams are scared of him. They know that if they want to hit one of Wilson's teammate, they'll probably need to answer to him.

If they want to make it to the playoffs, they must continue to play well until the end of the season, as the race in the Eastern Conference is as tight as it can be. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders are all desperatly fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive.

They're currently one point away from the second Wild Card spot in the East, behind the Red Wings, who played one more games than the Caps.

With the playoffs set to start in a month, a lot can change before then! We can't wait to see how things will turn out for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

Stay tuned for any updates.
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Tom Wilson Faces Hearing for Noah Gregor High Stick Incident

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