Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden did not agree with the ejection of winger Tom Wilson on Friday night.

Wilson was assessed a match penalty for a hit to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Brett Seney late in the second period, but Reirden feels it was hardly worth even a minor penalty.

“I’m still trying to see how it’s a penalty,” Reirden said, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post. “I think any other player, I don’t know if — it’s maybe an interference call. Maybe.”

Reirden continued to say the play was incidental in nature.

“I’m having a really tough time with this one,” he said, according to The Athletic’s Chris Kuc. “Because he isn’t even intending to make a hit. It’s incidental contact.

“This guy is doing everything he can to try to play the right way and this is how things are happening,” the coach added. “It’s a tough situation. We just had two players that have concussions they don’t even call a penalty on.”

Wilson was playing in just his ninth game since returning from a 14-game suspension for a hit on St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist during the preseason.

Seney was able to return for the third period of Friday’s contest after going through concussion protocol.

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