Wilson scored the opening goal of Wednesday's Game 1 win over St. Louis on Wednesday. After missing all of Round 1 with a lower-body injury, Wilson didn't waste any time reminding everyone that he's capable of upping his game in the playoffs. He's now scored 11 goals and 19 points through his past 21 postseason contests, and his two-way game will be a welcomed addition to the Nashville attack. Don't forget Wilson when you're looking for cap relief in daily contests.
Wilson (lower body) will return to Nashville's lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blues. Wilson has missed the Predators' last six contests while recovering from a lower-body ailment, but he'll return to a bottom-six role for Game 1, skating with Colton Sissons and P.A. Parenteau on Nashville's third line. The 27-year-old winger was a solid contributor for the Predators this season, notching 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists) and 113 shots on goal in 70 games, so he could be a sneaky play in daily contests Wednesday.
Wilson (lower body) won't suit up for Game 4 against the Blackhawks on Thursday, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. It'll be his sixth straight game out of the lineup. The Preds have shuffled youngsters Kevin Fiala and Pontus Aberg around on the second and third lines in the 27-year-old's absence. Once Wilson is cleared, Harry Zolnierczyk figures to get bumped from the game-day lineup in favor of the Connecticut native.
Wilson (lower body) was absent from Monday's morning skate, casting doubt on his status for Game 3 against Chicago, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports. The one-time 20-goal scorer has yet to take the ice since suffering the injury sometime around April 4 and the team hasn't provided a timeline for his recovery. There is an outside chance that Wilson will make a shock return to the lineup, but expect Nashville to continue with the same group of forwards they have been using thus far in the postseason.
Wilson (lower body) is likely to sit out for Game 2 against the Blackhawks on Saturday, as Adam Vingan of The Tennessean indicates that the Predators don't appear to be making any lineup changes among the forwards based off morning skate. Wilson reportedly was omitted from the morning session, and now the veteran is bound to miss his fourth straight game, including two from the regular season. It'll be worth checking to ensure that Wilson isn't dropping goose eggs in your playoff pools.
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