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Tom Wilson Out With Injury For Capitals vs. Penguins

The Washington Capitals will not see Tom Wilson suit up against the Pittsburgh Penguins after he suffered a lower-body injury against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.



WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson did not take warmups and will be out against the Pittsburgh Penguins after suffering a lower-body injury back on Tuesday.

Wilson went down in visible pain in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche after blocking a Brad Hunt slapshot from close range with his right leg. Hegot up slowly and was limping a bit before gliding to the bench and going down the tunnel. He did not return and was listed as day-to-day.

The 28-year-old has two goals and an assist in eight games — with all of his points coming in the last four games — since making his return from ACL surgery he had in May. He suffered that torn ACL in his left knee in the opening minutes of Game 1 of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Florida Panthers. So far, he has been a vital part of the "BMW" line that's been finding success and surging of late, as he's had solid chemistry with Nicklas Backstrom and Sonny Milano.

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Wilson is still looking to get back to the All-Star form he was in last year where he recorded a career-high 24 goals, 28 assists and 52 points.

Washington is already missing a key penalty killer Nic Dowd, who is on the injured reserve after suffering a lower-body injury on Jan. 16 against the New York Islanders. However, the team is also getting Backstrom and T.J. Oshie back in the mix after both missed Tuesday's tilt in Colorado. Backstrom had a non-COVID illness, while Oshie had left the road trip early to be with his wife, Lauren, for the birth of their fourth child. His wife gave birth yesterday to a baby girl, Lucy Collins Oshie.

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