Tom Wilson Looks Like He Will Return To Lineup Tonight; Christian Djoos Out Indefinitely After Surgery

The Capitals have just wrapped up their game-day morning skate at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. They face the Hurricanes tonight at 7:30PM (Preview here). Here are the news bits from this morning: 

It looks like Tom Wilson will return to the lineup for the first time since sustaining a concussion against Vegas on December 4 (He missed three games). The morning practice lines:

With the Wilson 20-game suspension and the Oshie injury, the Capitals top-6 have played for a total of four periods together this season.

It looks like Andre Burakovsky will be scratched for a second consecutive game. Chandler Stephenson also looks to be a healthy scratch.

Christian Djoos has had surgery on his thigh. Djoos was injured on December 11 against Detroit. He’s going to be out indefinitely.

Braden Holtby will get the start tonight in Raleigh, and Pheonix Copley will get the start tomorrow at Capital One Arena when the Caps host the Sabres.

The Hurricanes returned to Raleigh late last night/this morning after a 6-4 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal. Therefor, it’s unlikely they will hold any game day skate, and much news will come from the Canes camp today.

Jonas Siegenthaler, who’s time is now, considering the Djoos injury, led the final stretches.

The Capitals face the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena tonight in the first of four meetings between the teams this season. The Capitals are 94-54-14-8 all-time against the Hurricanes and 43-28-10-4 against at PNC Arena.

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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10 Responses to Tom Wilson Looks Like He Will Return To Lineup Tonight; Christian Djoos Out Indefinitely After Surgery

  1. Anonymous says:

    I didn’t know Djoos got hurt and had surgery.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Djoos is not loose. 🙁

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