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Caps' Wilson Suspended 3 Games for Game 3 Hit

The NHL suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson for three games for an illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese in the second period of Game 3 of their second round series.

Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and a concussion following the violent collision with Wilson at the game's midway point.

Aston-Reese was stickhandling near the Washington bench when Wilson slammed into him, sending the 6-foot-4 Aston-Reese to the ice.

Wilson was not penalized on the play, the second time in as many games he was not disciplined for a borderline hit, the Associated Press reported.

He had a discipline hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday.

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