Coach Laviolette Confirms Tom Wilson Will Not Play In Game 2

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media following the team’s morning skate on Thursday. He confirmed that Tom Wilson will not play in Game 2 tonight.

Wilson sustained a lower body injury in the first period of Game 1 and did not return. He is currently listed as  “day-to-day”.

“Right now Tom is day-to-day. We always hope for the best with players. He’s listed as day-to-day, and hope to see him down the road,” said Laviolette. For what it’s worth, the Capitals have played postseason games without Wilson before and done a decent job.

Brett Leason, who was officially recalled by the Capitals Thursday morning, was inserted on the right side of the fourth line, with Garnet Hathaway and T.J. Oshie moving up a line on the right side for morning line rushes.

Vitek Vanecek was in the starter’s net again and is likely to get the Game 2 start in goal for the Capitals.

John Carlson, who left late in Game 1 after a hit from Panthers Sam Bennett, skated in his usual position and is ready to go for Game 2.

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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7 Responses to Coach Laviolette Confirms Tom Wilson Will Not Play In Game 2

  1. steven says:

    So the Season of injuries continues. One good thing is there are plenty of guys in Hershey who played this year that can fill in; maybe not the same quality but still good players.

    • Anonymous says:

      No doubt. Yet they have found a way, at least in the regular season. Hopefully that continues tonight.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Well 💩

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why isn’t McMichael playing?

    • Marky says:

      He’s a center, not a right wing. Leason is a right wing. Mcm played on left wing and not so good at that. He’s is much better as a center. He also is not long and big and good along the boards like Leason can be. If the Caps lose a center to injury (Backy, Eller) you will see McM play.

  4. Marky says:

    Call that 3rd line the Meh line. Anything but…Big Mantha, Eller The Tiger, Hathaway The Pest.

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