Another One Gone: Tom Wilson Exits Game Against Penguins With Upper-Body Injury, Being Evaluated

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With the Capitals having already lost defenseman Martin Fehervary to injury during their Wednesday night loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and a number of players already out due to health-related issues, the team received another blow when right wing Tom Wilson left the game with an upper-body injury.

It was unclear what the exact play was that forced Wilson out of the contest at the time he became unavailable, however the Capitals announced that he would not return to the game due to an upper-body injury.

In the second period, Wilson crashed into Pens netminder Tristan Jarry, something Head Coach Peter Laviolette confirmed in his post-game press conference was the cause of his injury, while also stating that both Wilson and Fehervary were being evaluated.

Wilson played a total of 15:16 in the game, finishing with a minus-1 rating and six hits against Pittsburgh before departing.

The Capitals will depart for Buffalo tonight in advance of their tilt with the Sabres on Saturday night.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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2 Responses to Another One Gone: Tom Wilson Exits Game Against Penguins With Upper-Body Injury, Being Evaluated

  1. Anonymous says:

    They’re dropping like flies!

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