• Records Assist Monday

    News: Tom Wilson assisted on Andre Burakovsky's power-play goal during Washington's 3-1 win over the Islanders on Monday.
    Analysis: The third-year power-forward also fired three shots on goal and added two hits. Already an imposing physical presence, the third-year winger was challenged to work on his offensive game over the offseason, and the early returns are promising as he has a goal and an assist in two preseason contests. With T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams ahead of him on the depth chart, Tom Wilson will need to continue making an impact on more of the scoresheet than just the penalty minute columns if he is to move up the Washington depth chart, but if his offensive skills continue to grow, he could emerge as a solid multi-category performer in most leagues and has some sleeper potential heading into 2015-2016.
  • Caps' Wilson Chips In With Assist

    News: Tom Wilson notched an assist in Friday's Game 5 loss to the Rangers.
    Analysis: It's the first postseason point for Tom Wilson, who has taken on more of an agitating role on the Caps' fourth line. Though he's a below-average source of points, Wilson has been picking up the penalty minutes in droves, already amassing 34 PIM across 12 playoff contests.
  • Caps' Wilson (Head) Medically Cleared

    News: Tom Wilson (head) has been medically cleared to play, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Tom Wilson said he was medically cleared Thursday, so all signs point to him playing in Friday's Game 2 against the Capitals after sitting out Game 1. The 21-year-old posted four goals and 13 assists during the regular season.
  • Caps' Wilson Skates Thursday

    News: Tom Wilson (head) participated in Thursday's optional skate, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Tom Wilson indicated he felt "pretty good" after the session and plans to skate again Friday morning in advance of the Capitals' Game 2 matchup with the Islanders. The winger, who sat out Wednesday's postseason opener, no longer appears to be dealing with any symptoms of a concussion, but getting back into game shape still represents something of a hurdle. He should be viewed as questionable for Friday's contest.
  • Caps' Wilson Appears Out For Game 1

    News: Tom Wilson (head) will likely remain out of the lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 matchup against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Both Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky were on the ice for morning skate, but neither took part in line rushes, suggesting that both will be scratched for the playoff opener. Coach Barry Trotz said earlier in the week that Wilson is "very close" to a return, so we could see the young winger draw back into the lineup for Game 2 on Friday.
  • Caps' Wilson Close To Return

    News: Tom Wilson (head) is nearing a return to action, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: "He's very close," coach Barry Trotz noted Tuesday with regard to Tom Wilson's potential return to action, though at this stage the forward's status for Wednesday's game against the Islanders remains murky. That said, with Jay Beagle and Eric Fehr poised to suit up Wednesday, we wouldn't be surprised if the Caps proceeded cautiously with Wilson in the coming days.
  • Caps' Wilson Takes To Ice Monday

    News: Tom Wilson (head) was on the ice for part of Monday's practice, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Tom Wilson left the ice after about 30 minutes, but per the report, his exit was part of the Caps' training staff's scheduled plan for him, not a setback. In any case, Wilson's status for Wednesday's game against the Islanders has yet to be clarified.
  • Caps' Wilson To Skate Saturday Morning

    News: Tom Wilson (head) will resume skating with the Capitals on Saturday morning, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Tom Wilson didn't take part in Friday's practice, so it appears unlikely that the Capitals will sign off on his return for a mostly meaningless season finale against the Rangers. The winger is likely aiming to be ready for the Capitals' first playoff game next week.
  • Caps' Wilson Out For Wednesday

    News: Tom Wilson wasn't present for the Capitals' morning skate and looks to be out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bruins, Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Though coach Barry Trotz previously indicated Tom Wilson was free of any concussion symptoms, the winger's absence from Wednesday's practice suggests he might not be out of the woods yet. He'll be viewed as day-to-day for the time being, but will need to resume skating over the next two days to have a shot at playing in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Rangers.
  • Caps' Wilson Iffy For Wednesday

    News: Tom Wilson, who was struck on his head by a puck on Sunday, is symptom-free and has passed all his concussion tests so far, the Washington Post reports.
    Analysis: Though Tom Wilson appears to have avoided a serious injury here, his status for Wednesday's game against the Bruins remains cloudy. "They did all the protocol tests," coach Barry Trotz noted Tuesday. "We're going to be 100 percent sure and there's no timeframe. At this point, he feels fine. He could take the morning skate and he could be ready to go. He really could. But we'll be 100 percent sure. There's no risk. We're not going to put our player or our organization at any risk for playing a player that shouldn't be in there. We'll see where he is tomorrow and go from there."