Washington Capitals right-wing Tom Wilson, who has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury after crashing into goaltender Tristan Jarry in the second period of the team’s 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, was still in a no-contact jersey for the team’s practice at Fifth Third Arena in Chicago on Thursday. The 27-year-old remains day-to-day.
The Capitals arranged a flight back home for center Evgeny Kuznetsov. He was placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol prior to the team’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Center Nic Dowd and defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk, who came off of COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday but will not be allowed to play in Winnipeg due to Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions, also travelled back to Washington and did not practice with the Capitals on Thursday.
Head coach Peter Laviolette discusses tomorrow’s date in Winnipeg, managing the roster shuffle and more after practice.#ALLCAPS | @socios pic.twitter.com/05A49SEHfe
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 16, 2021
New Additions to COVID-19 Protocol
* Nashville Predators assistant coach Dan Hinote and C Nick Cousins have been added to the COVID-19 Protocol List; AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor, Assistant Coach Scott Ford and Predators Assistant GM Scott Nichol will be behind the bench for the team vs. the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday
* Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Ty Hennes entered COVID-19 protocol
* Edmonton Oilers C Devin Shore entered COVID-19 protocol
* C Dillon Dube, D Oliver Kylington and one member of the Calgary Flames’ support staff have entered the NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol
* Coyotes LW Lawson Crouse, C Jay Beagle and some staff have entered COVID-19 Protocol
* G Jeremy Swayman, C Trent Frederic, LW Anton Blidh, and one staff member from the Boston Bruins have entered COVID-19 Protocol.
News From Capitals PR
CAPS TODAY: With a two point night and power play goal, #Caps captain Alex Ovechkin tied the NHL record for most power play goals and became the NHL’s scoring leader. More info on Ovechkin and Caps Clips at https://t.co/HecIC0ECg1 pic.twitter.com/MXlfxJLXml
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 16, 2021
By Harrison Brown
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