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.