Laviolette Provides Update On Tom Wilson After Capitals-Avalanche
Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette shared the latest on Tom Wilson after the forward left Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche with a lower-body injury.
Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette shared the latest on Tom Wilson after the forward left Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche after taking a shot to the leg in the second period.
Laviolette said after the game that Wilson is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Just 7:14 into the second period, Wilson was in the defensive zone and found himself right in front of Brad Hunt. He got down to block Hunt's incoming slapshot from close range, and it appeared to hit him in the lower right leg. Wilson went down in a heap and was in visible pain before slowly getting to his feet and limping before gliding to the bench while doubled over. He subsequently went down the tunnel and did not return.
His absence left Washington with 11 forwards, as Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie and Nic Dowd were all out for Tuesday's contest. Backstrom is day-to-day with a non-COVID illness, Oshie is back in D.C. as he and his wife, Lauren, prepare for the birth of their fourth child and Dowd is on the injured reserve and missed his fourth straight game since suffering a lower-body injury in the opening minutes of the Jan. 16 win over the New York Islanders.
Wilson played just 9:05 minutes against the Avalanche in what was just his eighth game of the season following his return from offseason ACL surgery in May. Wilson spent nearly eight months rehabilitating his left knee following the procedure, and now, he's dealing with an injury in his other leg.