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Capitals' Tom Wilson facing ban for Schenn hit

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson (left) fights Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Nicklas...

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson (left) fights Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Nicklas Grossmann during the second period Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

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, Last Updated: 2:44 PM ET

Tom Wilson has a Thursday phone date with the NHL.

Wilson faces a potential fine or suspension for an on-ice incident Tuesday night, the league announced Wednesday.

The Washington Capitals rookie forward charged into Brayden Schenn during the second period, sending the Philadelphia Flyers forward into the end-boards.

Schenn left the game with an injury and did not return. He told reporters Wednesday he feels "better than I thought I would," adding he is not experiencing any concussion symptoms, only stiffness in the upper back and neck.

Schenn is questionable for Philadelphia's Thursday game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wilson received a major penalty and a game misconduct for the charge. He fought Nicklas Grossman following the hit, resulting in another major.

The 20-year-old rookie, who is fifth in the league in penalty minutes, was playing in just his 34th NHL game.


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