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."
Seney said postgame that he thought Wilson made contact with his shoulder.
"It was more kind of back of my shoulder," Seney said, according to Khurshudyan. "I don't know if he was intending to do it or what. I haven't had the chance to look at it yet."
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.
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock hasn't been shy expressing his belief that William Nylander will return to the team, but he isn't getting desperate as the stalemate nears a potential conclusion.
Babcock acknowledged Friday that he has spoken to Nylander this season but said, "We're not begging anyone to be a Leaf. That's not what we're doing at all. It's a privilege to be here, for me and for everybody else," according to The Athletic's Jonas Siegel.
Defenseman Morgan Rielly also said Nylander's absence hasn't been a distraction for the team.
"It's not even anything we think about," Rielly told reporters, including TSN's Mark Masters. "It's not anything we really talk about. If he's here in a few days, then great. If not, we're in the same position we are right now, and we feel pretty good about it so we're not overly worried."
Babcock has conveyed his confidence about Nylander multiple times over the last couple weeks. The deadline for the 22-year-old to ink a contract for this season is Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. ET. He'll be forced to sit out the remainder of the campaign if no deal is reached by then.
Nylander has yet to appear in a game this season due to the contract impasse.
The Ducks came into Thursday's action allowing the second-most shots against per game (35.9) in the NHL, while averaging the fewest shots for in the league (26.4). They've mustered only 2.22 goals per game, which is also second worst.
Despite those unfavorable circumstances, Gibson has the fourth-best save percentage, the fifth-most wins, and is ranked ninth in high-danger save percentage among goalies with at least 10 games played. Plus, only Pekka Rinne and Frederik Andersen have better GSAA figures.
Anaheim would clearly be a cellar dweller without Gibson this season, but they're in the early mix for a postseason berth almost entirely because of him.
4. Mikko Rantanen
Don't dismiss Rantanen's success as a byproduct of playing alongside Nathan MacKinnon. While it's true to a degree, Rantanen has been an absolute force in his own right and deserves some credit for that.
The Colorado Avalanche winger is leading the NHL in points, assists, and points per game, with 17 of his helpers coming on MacKinnon goals.
You can read the latter point one of two ways: Yes, he's benefited greatly by playing with MacKinnon, but on the other hand, MacKinnon might not have many of his 18 goals if not for his linemate. The Finnish forward's significant value should be acknowledged.
3. Jeff Skinner
Skinner was held off the scoresheet as the Buffalo Sabres' 10-game win streak was snapped Thursday night, but he's been carrying the NHL's hottest team and what is the best story in the league so far.
He's been an incredible acquisition and racked up 10 goals and an assist during the streak, including two game-winners in a three-game span.
The winger's 19 goals are more than double that of the next-best teammate, and he's the only Sabres skater in double digits. Skinner has nearly a quarter of Buffalo's goals, and he's figured in on nearly a third of them.
Jack Eichel has 25 assists so far and deserves some credit for Skinner's spectacular play, but the first-year Sabre is the biggest reason Buffalo has one of the NHL's best records.
2. Nathan MacKinnon
Sure, MacKinnon has been aided by Rantanen's breakout campaign, but the 2017-18 Hart runner-up is the biggest catalyst on arguably the most dangerous line in the NHL.
The 23-year-old dynamo poured in four points in a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night, and he has an eye-popping 15 points in his last six games. All of those were multi-point efforts, and he has nine multi-point performances in his last dozen contests.
MacKinnon is the anchor of Colorado's attack. Only four NHL forwards are logging more ice time, and he's the biggest reason the Avalanche have blossomed from a wild-card team a season ago into a legitimate Central Division contender.
1. Connor McDavid
It's evident most Hart voters prefer players on playoff-contending teams, and the Oilers are currently on the outside looking in, but there's no denying McDavid has had the greatest impact on his club's play out of anyone in the league.
The 2017 MVP has figured in on half of the Edmonton Oilers' goals (34 of 68), and ranks fifth in the points race despite playing for a club that's tied for fifth-worst in goals per game.
McDavid trails only Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov in average ice time among NHL forwards and is the primary reason the Oilers are in the hunt for a wild-card spot.
ATOI =Average time on ice SCF% = Percentage of scoring chances generated by the player's team with him on the ice at 5-on-5 CF% = Percentage of shot attempts generated by the player's team with him on the ice at 5-on-5 HDSV% = Save percentage on high-danger shots GSAA = Goals saved above average (calculated by applying a goaltender's save percentage and total shots faced to the league average save percentage)
Hextall had been on the job since 2014, a tenure which saw him reshape the team's salary cap situation and twice qualify for the playoffs.
He believes internal pressure to take the team to the next level - before it was ready - was ultimately his undoing. The team described Hextall's approach as "unyielding" upon his dismissal.
"I didn't feel we were at go-time," Hextall added. "I didn't feel (like) the Winnipegs and Nashvilles and the Tampas, that we were quite there."
While Hextall was methodical in his attempt to rebuild the Flyers, he rejected the idea that he didn't look at bigger moves to help the team climb the ladder. In fact, those discussions were happening as recently as the days leading up to his firing.
"Was I open to moving prospects and/or young players who could help us this season and beyond? Absolutely," Hextall said. "We had some talks in the works at the time. Whether something would have happened, I don't know. I can assure you I was being aggressive."
With Hextall ousted, the Flyers have begun an extensive search to find his replacement. Former GMs Chuck Fletcher, Ron Francis, and Dave Nonis are reportedly among the candidates.
Nonis was promoted to Maple Leafs GM in 2013 and oversaw one playoff appearance in three seasons. His notable moves included long-term extensions for Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf, plus the free-agent signing of David Clarkson. Nonis was fired following the 2014-15 campaign.
Add Bill Zito's name to the list of candidates who could become the next general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, as TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports the club has received permission to speak with the seasoned executive.
Zito has served as the assistant GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets since 2013-14, and has doubled as GM of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters since 2015-16. The 54-year-old was also the GM of Team USA at the 2018 World Championships, where the American squad finished with the bronze medal.