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Capitals' Tom Wilson faces hearing after sending Bruins' Brandon Carlo to hospital with crushing hit into boards

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Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo was taken to the hospital Friday night after a hard hit into the boards by Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson.

The hit occurred with less than two minutes left in the first period as Carlo and Washington’s Jakub Vrana went for the puck behind the Bruins net. Carlo immediately grabbed his head after the check from Wilson and stayed down. He appeared dazed as he was helped off the ice to the dressing room.

No penalty was called on the play or during the ensuing scrum. But the NHL Player Safety department tweeted that it has offered Wilson an in-person hearing via Zoom for boarding. The hearing will be Saturday night and could result in a suspension of at least five games.

“Brando had his head down in the corner and (Wilson) took a liberty on a guy that was in a vulnerable spot,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand told NESN during an intermission of Boston’s 5-1 win. “So that’s a (expletive) cheap shot there and we lost a great player.”



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