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Capitals Provide Update On Tom Wilson, Lower-Body Injury

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will not be available before the All-Star break as he continues to deal with a lower-body injury.

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ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Washington Capitals will not be seeing Tom Wilson back before the All-Star break.

Wilson is still day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will not travel with the team for the final two games before the break against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets. He will be re-evaluated after the break, per head coach Peter Laviolette.

The 28-year-old, who returned to action on Jan. 8 after eight months of rehab for ACL surgery, was playing in his ninth game of the season against the Colorado Avalanche when he blocked a Brad Hunt slapshot from close range. It appeared to deflect off his lower right leg, and he got up slowly and limped a bit before gliding to the bench and heading down the tunnel. Going into that game, he had points in three of his last four games.

Wilson was seen at practice without a boot and standing on both feet, but had a slight limp in his step.

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