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12/18/2013 02:32 EST | Updated 02/17/2014 05:59 EST

Tom Wilson to have NHL phone hearing for Schenn hit

Tom Wilson is probably in a worse frame of mind than Brayden Schenn, the man he drilled into the boards during Tuesday night’s game between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers.

Wilson, a Capitals forward, will have a telephone hearing Thursday with the National Hockey League’s department of player safety after hitting forward Schenn in the corner with 4:43 left in the second period of a 5-2 Flyers win.

After having his head smashed into the boards at an awkward angle, Schenn, keeled over in visible pain, dropped to the ice again and lay there face down as he was assisted by a Philadelphia trainer.

Wilson was assessed a five-minute major for charging, five for fighting and a game misconduct.

Last January, the Ontario Hockey League barred the-then Plymouth Whaler five games for hitting a Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds player from behind.

Schenn returned to practice Wednesday. While he isn't sure when he would play again, he stressed he isn’t concussed.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a hit like that where the top of my helmet hits the boards like that,” Schenn, who reported neck soreness but no headaches, told reporters. “More than anything I just think I got lucky.”

No concussion test

Schenn didn’t have a concussion test during Tuesday’s game, saying he immediately felt fine in the dressing room.

“I don’t think the hit was intentional or that he tried to hurt me,” added Wilson of Schenn.

Flyers head coach called the hit "a tough, reckless play, a hit from behind."

Capitals general manager George McPhee told reporters it was a "great hit" and said Schenn was "too slow" to get out of the way.

"I thought it was a clean hit," Washington head coach Adam Oates said after Tuesday's game. "I really do. I watched it live. I watched it on the jumbotron. I watched it again between periods.

"Schenn saw [Wilson] at the last second. He's a big, strong guy. He hit him hard, yeah. To me, it's a clean hit. I don't think it's a penalty at all."

There have been 19 suspensions this NHL season for a total of 83 games and another six from the pre-season.

On Dec. 11, Schenn was fined $2,230.77, the most allowed under the collective bargaining agreement, for a cross check against Chicago forward Kris Versteeg.

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