Tom Wilson hasn’t played in a game since a late blindside hit from the Vegas Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves left him with a concussion on December 4. The hit did not receive supplemental discipline from the NHL, but Reaves’s actions afterward created a furor.
In a postgame interview, Reaves said Wilson “was just looking at his pass and ran into a lion in the jungle.” Reaves then did a private autograph signing with a memorobilia company and inscribed that quote on photographs showing Wilson down on the ice injured with a concussion. The negative reaction online forced Reaves to ask to have the photos taken down.
Wilson was asked about the controversy Wednesday after practice.