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Capitals’ Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduced To 14 Games

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The suspension for Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson, which was originally set for 20-games, has been officially reduced to only 14.

Wilson was initially suspended for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist, and the scaling back from 20 games to 14 games will save Wilson around $400K in salary, as he will not have to lose 20 games’ worth of pay.

NHL’s Department of Player Safety arbitrator Shyam Das stated the following:

…I find that the League’s decision that Wilson violated Rule 48 was supported by substantial evidence, but that the length of the 20-game suspension imposed was not supported by substantial evidence. As remedy, consistent with my findings, I conclude that Wilson’s suspension should be reduced to 14 games. I have arrived at this length by treating his most recent prior 3 playoff game suspension as the equivalent of 6 regular season games, as [George] Parros did, doubling that based on all relevant circumstances to 12 games–which certainly constitutes more severe punishment consistent with the CBA–and adding 2 games, as Parros did, based on the injury to Sundqvist.

Boston Bruins

Bruins Place Jesse Gabrielle On Unconditional Waivers

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The Boston Bruins have placed forward Jesse Gabrielle on unconditional waivers in another step towards contract termination, according to CapFriendly.

Gabrielle, 21, played his entire season in the ECHL, but his season was cut short after suffering another concussion back in March, his third head injury since training camp.

Gabrielle will now become an unrestricted free agent.

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Carolina Hurricanes

Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov In Concussion Protocol

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The Carolina Hurricanes may be without one of their top young stars for the next game or so in their series against the Washington Capitals.

Andrei Svenchnikov is currently in the concussion protocol following his fight with Capitals’ star Alex Ovechkin during last night’s game, which saw Svenchnikov knocked out during the fight.

Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour doesn’t expect Svechnikov to play in game four on Thursday night, according to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.

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Eastern Conference

Rangers Agree to Terms With Vitali Kravtsov, Igor Shestyorkin

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The New York Rangers have come to an agreement on entry-level contracts with top prospects Vitali Kravtsov and Igor Shestyorkin, according to The Athletic’s Rick Carpinello.

The prospects’ deals won’t be officially registered until their current KHL contracts officially expire at the end of the month.

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