During the second period, first-line winger Tom Wilson pulled up lame while back-checking Carolina’s John Michael-Liles. Wilson immediately left the ice and went down the tunnel to the locker room. The 20-year-old Caps was playing in the second game of a back-to-back.
The Caps say it’s a lower body injury and Wilson is questionable to return.
#Caps Tom Wilson sustained a lower body injury in the second period and his return to tonight's game is questionable.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 9, 2014
The injury occurred in the neutral zone while Wilson was hustling, looking to force a turnover.
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Al Koken was the first to report the injury during CSN’s telecast.
Koken: Joe, on his last shift I was watching Tom Wilson as he was coming up the ice through the neutral zone on the forecheck, all of the sudden pulled up. He had twisted something or pulled something. Was a grimace on his face. He quickly hustled to the bench and went right down the tunnel.
Troy Brouwer seems to have taken Wilson’s place on the first line, but Trotz is gonna Trotz.
Wilson had just returned to the NHL two weeks ago, after fracturing his fibula in a “fall.” This was his 7th game this season.
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