Right-wing Tom Wilson left the Washington Capitals’ game against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Tuesday night with a lower-body injury after blocking a shot with his left leg a little more than seven minutes into the second period and did not return.
Here’s what happened to Tom Wilson and his huge shot block on Hunt. Was caught in the right leg.
He has played seven games since returning from nearly eight months of rehab after undergoing ACL surgery on his left knee in May.
— Sammi Silber (@sammisilber) January 25, 2023
The slapshot by defenseman Brad Hunt appeared to hit the 28-year-old, who has two goals and three points in seven games this season, close to the foot.
INJURY UPDATE: #Caps Tom Wilson sustained a lower body injury and will not return to tonight’s game.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 25, 2023
The leg that he was hit on was the opposite one which he had surgery on to repair a torn ACL last May. Wilson missed the first 44 games of the season while recovering from the procedure.
Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette said Tom Wilson is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) January 25, 2023
Washington, who was also without center Nicklas Backstrom (non-COVID-19-related illness) and right-wing T.J. Oshie (birth of fourth child) in Denver, hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.
By Harrison Brown