The Washington Capitals got at least a positive sign on the Tom Wilson front, as it appears the 28-year-old took the ice for some drills and individaul work and skated for the second straight day on Friday. It’s unclear what that means for his status for Game 6 against the Florida Panthers.
Per NBC Sports Washington’s Andrew Gillis, No. 43 was on the ice bright and early putting in some individual work prior to the team’s morning skate.
Wilson has missed the last three games since going down with a lower-body injury in Game 1. Head coach Peter Laviolette has had him listed as day-to-day ever since.
Wilson suffered the injury early in Game 1, when he went in for a hit on MacKenzie Weegar in the corner and took the brunt of it when Weegar moved out of the way. He appeared to hurt his left leg on the play and would not return for another shift. He skated just 1:31 minutes in Game 1, where he scored the series-opening tally.
It has been a tough void for the Capitals to fill, as Wilson not only provides physicality but top-6 offense but also versatile play at both ends of the ice and a key role on special teams.
Wilson is coming off a career year, where he was an All-Star and also put up 24 goals and 50 points for the first time in his career. He has put up a point in each of his last six playoff appearances.