Former Capital Who Injured Neck Sees Much Brighter Days


If you ever needed an example of how fast life can change, then look no further than former Washington Capital Wojtek Wolski. 

As you may recall, the former Capital and current KHL player was seriously injured in a game on October 13th when he slid head-first into the boards. Wolski was left motionless and had to be stretchered off the ice.

The injury was very serious, a broken neck, but it could have been worse. Wolski was able to communicate with fans the following day from his hospital bed, telling fans thanks and that he would be ok.


Fast forward just three short weeks and we find Wolski making the rounds with his son Weston on Halloween, neck brace and all.


Even better, on Tuesday night, Wolski announced via his Instagram account that he and his wife are expecting a baby girl.


What a wild ride for Wolski and his family over the past several weeks. From an intensive care unit on October 13th, to trick-or-treating with his family on October 31st, to learning on November 1st that his family would be welcoming a little girl very soon.

By Jon Sorensen

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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