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Tom Wilson Exits Capitals-Panthers Game 1 With Apparent Injury



Capitals forward Tom Wilson wants to move on after the Rangers incident.

The Washington Capitals are missing one of their key pieces in the second period of Game 1 against the Florida Panthers, as Tom Wilson left the game with an apparent injury.

Wilson played just 1:21 minutes in the first period. He took a stick up high and appeared to be cut in the nose, and after scoring the first goal of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs on an early power play, left for the locker room. Wilson also appeared to be hurting a bit after a hit in the corner.

Though he was on the bench later in the opening frame, he did not take the ice. He did not come back to the bench for the second. Per the team, he is being evaluated. It is unclear what the nature of the injury is at this time, or whether or not he will return.

Wilson has a point in six straight playoff games and is coming off a career year and his first career 50-point season. He was skating on the second line with Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom. In his absence, Conor Sheary and T.J. Oshie have been filling in.

The Capitals currently trail 2-1 in the second. This story is still developing.