Hockey can be a dangerous sport and tonight we got a reminder of that.
Late in the third period, Tom Wilson blocked a Danny DeKeyser point shot with the side of his head. The puck appeared to strike Wilson in the helmet. Wilson lied on the ice stunned after the impact. Capitals teammates, including Mike Green and Braden Holtby, raced to Wilson’s side.
It was a scary moment, but Wilson left the game under his own power.
After he gathered himself, Wilson was helped back to the locker room by Greg Smith.
Before the injury, Wilson was playing one of his best games on the season, dominating puck possession with the fourth line and drawing a penalty. Wilson’s teammates named him the Honest Abe player of the game.
Honest Abe Tom Wilson, top hat left in his locker stall.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 5, 2015
Head coach Barry Trotz didn’t reveal much after the game to The Washington Post’s Alex Prewitt.
Wilson went through concussion protocol, Trotz said, but hasn't gotten the results back yet. Will be reevaluated tomorrow.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) April 6, 2015
We’ll follow up with whatever updates are available.
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