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Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson gets seven-game suspension for boarding Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson went more than two years without a suspension as he revised the way he checks.

But Friday night, he sent a player to the hospital with a heavy yet unpenalized hit, and the NHL came down hard Saturday with a seven-game suspension for boarding.

It’s his fifth suspension and second-longest of his career. He’ll forfeit $311,781.61 in pay.

Wilson checked Brandon Carlo hard into the boards in the first period of Boston’s 5-1 victory Friday night as the defenseman tried to locate a loose puck in his skates. Carlo immediately grabbed his head and appeared dazed as he needed help leaving the ice surface. He was released from the hospital Saturday morning.

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