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Morning Bag Skate: NHL suspends Capitals’ Tom Wilson 3 games

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Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The NHL suspended Capitals’ Tom Wilson three games Wednesday for his check to Penguins’ Zach Aston-Reese during Game 3 on Tuesday. Wilson wasn’t penalized on the play. Aston-Reese suffered a broken jaw and a concussion stemming from the collision. The Capitals, who hold 2-1 series lead, play Game 4 on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, will play the Manitoba Moose, the Winnipeg Jets’ minor league team, in Game 1 of the Central Division final Friday at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.


**Hawks were painfully close to winning No. 1 pick (SCH)

**Carcillo pledges to donate his brain to Carrick Institute (SCH)

**Svedberg is living it up in Rockford without giving up on NHL (The Athletic)

**Hawks prospect Luke Johnson puts rough first pro season behind him (The Athletic)

**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)

**Which Hawks will play at Worlds? (SCH)


**Stars to hire Denver’s Montgomery as head coach (Defending Big D)

**Avs sign KHL goalie Francouz to 1-year deal (Mile High Hockey)


**Stanley Cup playoffs: Bracket, schedule, scores and more (SBN)

**Game 4: Sharks, Jones shut out Golden Knights to even series (

**Game 3: Lightning strike early, take series lead over Bruins (Raw Charge)

**Capitals’ Wilson handed 3-game suspension (Japers’ Rink)

**Bruins-Flames to play 2 preseason games in China in September (Stanley Cup of Chowder)


**IIHF suspends Swedish players, coaches for World Junior medal ceremony conduct (PHT)

**Flyers’ Hart takes home 3rd straight WHL goalie of the year award (theScore)

**QMJHL Final Preview: Armada, Titan both have something to prove (Sportsnet)

**City of Mississauga, Steelheads announce new five-year lease agreement (Sportsnet)