Tom Wilson Misses Capitals’ Practice With Upper-Body Injury

After not traveling with the Washington Capitals for their 3-2 shootout win over the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Saturday due to a upper-body injury, right-wing Tom Wilson did not skate with the team during practice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex, on Monday.

The 27-year-old collided with goaltender Tristan Jarry with seven minutes left in the second period of the Capitals’ 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday and did not return.

Center Aliaksei Protas took Wilson’s spot on the top-line against the Sabres.

Wilson, who has nine goals and 24 points in 27 games this season, is labeled as day-to-day.

The Capitals are currently also without other top-six forwards Nicklas Backstrom (hip injury) and Anthony Mantha (shoulder), though Backstrom appears close to making his season debut.

Defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk and center Nic Dowd (who have each missed the last four games in COVID-19 protocol) practiced on Monday but right-wing Garnet Hathaway (three) did not.

The Capitals visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Wednesday (8 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market).

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Tom Wilson Misses Capitals’ Practice With Upper-Body Injury

  1. Lenny says:

    Was this previously an upper body injury?

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