Rangers furious over lack of punishment for Tom Wilson
The New York Rangers have left no doubt that they are furious that the NHL’s Department of Player Safety did not suspend Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson after his actions on Monday and instead hit the repeat offender with a $ 5,000 fine for abusing Pavel Buchnevich, a penalty that failed to address Wilson’s dangerous Artemi Panarin slam.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Rangers mentioned Wilson’s history of dangerous play, said they wanted him suspended indefinitely and suggested that Player Safety Department chief George Parros, resign or be fired.
TSN shared the full statement:
“The New York Rangers are extremely disappointed that Capitals forward Tom Wilson was not suspended for his horrific act of violence last night at Madison Square Garden. Wilson is a repeat offender with a long history of such acts. and we find it shocking that the NHL and its player safety department failed to take appropriate action and suspended him indefinitely. Wilson’s dangerous and reckless actions resulted in an injury to Artemi Panarin that will prevent him from playing again this season. player safety George Parros and believes he is unfit to continue in his current role. ”
Panarin is listed with a lower body injury until the end of the season. The Rangers are eliminated from the postseason game.
Earlier today, Rangers center Ryan Strome said it was “a joke.” Wilson was fined but no ban. “I think that sends the wrong message, in my opinion,” Strome explained. “I think everyone is pretty much okay with that. I just think the league missed one here. It’s a shame our best player is out for the rest of the year.”
The Rangers and Capitals replay Wednesday night.