Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson left Saturday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers with an apparent knee injury.
Wilson collided leg-on-leg with Boston forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel in the neutral zone.
Wilson’s injury happened halfway into the first period. It appeared to be accidental contact.
— Flyers Nation (@FlyersNation) May 8, 2021
Wilson went to the locker room while Aube-Kubel returned to the Capitals bench.
The Washington Capitals were already without forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Ovechkin, and Nicklas Backstrom. They are again down to ten forwards. #weirdyear
Oh no. Tom Wilson and Nicolas Aube-Kubel collided accidentally knee on knee. Wilson needs help off ice. pic.twitter.com/bALvrd17KL
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) May 8, 2021
Update: Tom Wilson returned for the start of the second period. He gingerly took a lap around the rink before taking a PK shift a few minutes into the period. He finished the game with 16:42 of ice time but did not look totally himself.
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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