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.
— 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