Report: Tom Wilson (Somehow) and Josh Anderson Both Avoid Supplementary Discipline from NHL Player Safety

By Rob Mixer on April 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm
Capitals forward Tom Wilson
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And so, the wheel keeps turning.

Josh Anderson's ejection in Game 1 was...suspect.

Tom Wilson's two-minute minor for a hit that was (in many ways) more vicious seemed charitable. 

So, the NHL's Department of Player Safety decided that neither player will face supplementary discipline, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post. What's interesting is that Wilson, with "repeat offender" status to his name, gets off with only a minor penalty here for a hit that injured Alexander Wennberg. Wennberg is doubtful for Game 2, according to Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen.

Kekalainen called Wilson's hit "dangerous," but apparently the league didn't see it that way.

Both players are eligible to play in Game 2 of this best-of-seven series, which takes place Sunday night (7:30 p.m. ET) at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

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