Wilson suspended three games, out for Capitals in Game 4
The Washington Capitals forward was disciplined Wednesday for an illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Resse 9:38 into the second period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Tuesday.
Wilson was not penalized. Aston-Reese left the game, and the Penguins said he has a broken jaw and a concussion and will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Wilson will not be eligible for Game 4 at Pittsburgh on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBC, TVAS, SN). He is eligible to return for Game 7 if it is necessary.
The Capitals won Game 3 4-3 and lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.
“We’ll prepare like we always do,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said Wednesday before the suspension was announced. “The focus is on the next game, and any adjustments or any changes we make, we’ll react however we need to. We’re taking roll call today and we’ll see where we are.”