Braden Holtby: The Capitals locker room doesn’t have ‘any clue’ what the Department of Player Safety bases anything off of anymore
After the Capitals’ 5-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, the main topic of conversation was Ryan Reaves‘ late, blindside hit on Tom Wilson. Reaves was ejected from the game, while Wilson did not return to the game due to an upper-body injury, likely a concussion.
Wilson is the third Capitals player to receive a serious head injury this season, and many of the players, including Braden Holtby, seem more frustrated with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety’s inaction than with Reaves’ hit.
“I don’t think any of us in here have any clue what the player safety department bases anything off of anymore,” Holtby said. “That’s something that’s completely out of our hands.”