Capitals’ Wilson To Be Game-Time Decision vs. Pittsburgh

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media after the Washington Capitals’ morning skate that right-wing Tom Wilson, who missed it due to a lower-body injury suffered in the second period of the team’s 3-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, will be a game-time decision against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market).

A slapshot by Colorado 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.

Center Nicklas Backstrom (non-COVID-19 related illness) and right-wing T.J. Oshie (birth of child), who both missed Tuesday’s game, are expected to return vs. Pittsburgh.

Washington will have two days off after Thursday’s game before visiting the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

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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3 Responses to Capitals’ Wilson To Be Game-Time Decision vs. Pittsburgh

  1. Anonymous says:

    Willy a game time decision is a good move either way. Give Pittsburgh something to think about.

    • hockeydruid says:

      At this level of hockey honestly you think that the other team is really spending a lot of time on who will play or not play. They will prepare for the game and be ready for whom ever comes out onto the ice. At this level there is not a lot of deception especially after a player has been in the league as long as Wilson. The psyc in on the fans not the players!

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