Ramblings: Wilson Gets 7 Games, Tarasenko Returns, Oettinger Shutout (Mar 7)

Ian Gooding

2021-03-07

Late Saturday, the league announced that Tom Wilson has been suspended for seven games for his hit on Brandon Carlo on Friday. A suspension of at least five games seemed possible after Wilson was offered an in-person hearing. With the suspension starting today (Sunday), Wilson will be able to return on Saturday March 20. Fantasy owners will be without him all of next week and most of the following week.

So does the fact that this is Wilson affect your judgment of the hit? Maybe a little, but this is undoubtedly suspension-worthy. If this was Joe Blow, then true, maybe it wouldn't be seven games. But why should Wilson get a break for a short period (by his standards) of good behavior? He's still a repeat offender.

The good news is that Carlo is out of the hospital, but he will mostly likely miss game action.

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Ryan Strome scored a pair of goals in the Rangers' matinee win over New Jersey. He now has multiple points in back-to-back games with a combined plus-4 over that span. He's also listed as a hot player on Frozen Tools with 11 points over his last eight games. He's also managed to do much of this without Artemi Panarin, who has been out of the lineup for the past six games. Panarin's absence hasn't affected the Rangers much either, who have won four of their last five games.

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Mathew Barzal's goal was really something. Highlight of the night and maybe goal of the year material.

Barzal also chipped in an assist with five shots to power the Islanders to another win