Wilson Leaves Capitals’ Game In Colorado With Lower-Body Injury

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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