The NHL preseason is not generally a place you see stuff like this. The players understand that exhibition games are to shake the rust off, get back into game shape, and allow the coaching staff and management to see who has what it takes to make the team. But during the Washington Capitals’ preseason game against the St. Louis Blues, Tom Wilson took it too far.
Oskar Sundqvist took the puck into the Capitals’ zone and towards the slot, just as he was leveled and hit in the head by Wilson and taken to the ice.
As noted by Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Wilson is a repeat offender and is not learning his lesson. It’s up to the league to throw the book at him this time with at least a double-digit suspension to start the season.
Wilson has a disciplinary hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety, which means he can be suspended at least six games. He was also assessed a match penalty and ejected from the game.
Filip Zadina on Griffins assignment, “Now, it’s up to me”
The Detroit Red Wings on Sunday assigned a slew of 6 players to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffinsafter the closure of their preseason. One of these players was no. 6 draft pick Filip Zadina, much to the surprise of many fans, and possibly Zadina himself.
Zadina had a great outing during the preseason, putting up 2 goals and an assist in 7 exhibition games with the Red Wings. So it was a bit of a shock when he was told he was being sent to the AHL and would start his professional career with the Griffins. Though surprising, Zadina understands that this is a time for him to grow as a player, and that his place on the Red Wings’ roster is now in his hands, for the most part.
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