The hit was delivered early in the third period and temporarily knocked Sheary out of the game. Wilson plays on the edge and occasionally goes over; his hit on Sheary being a perfect example. The fact that Sheary didn't suffer a serious injury is likely the reason that Wilson wasn't suspended, something the
Wilson made a quick feed to Mike Richards off a bad turnover along the boards to give Washington the first goal of the game. Moved down to the fourth line, the 21-year-old winger is still struggling to find a consistent role on the team even though he's logging more ice time this season. His contributions in peripheral stats like hits and blocked shots give him value in deeper formats, but he hasn't emerged as a valuable contributor in standard leagues yet.
Tom Wilson had an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
Wilson also picked up a minor penalty and three hits. The helper marks his first point in the last five games giving him five goals and 19 points in 58 games. While this is a career-high, his greatest value lies in deeper leagues that count hits and penalty minutes, as Wilson is second in the league in the latter with 126 on the season.
As expected, Tom Wilson (lower body) participated in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Thursday against the Canucks, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports.
Wilson left Tuesday's practice early for precautionary reasons, and was never in serious danger of missing Thursday's contest. The 21-year-old winger has tallied 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 42 games this season.
Tom Wilson left practice early with a lower-body injury, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Wilson's departure was described as precautionary. With the Washington Capitals off until Thursday, when they matchup against the Canucks, it is possible that the 21-year-old will not miss any time. Overall, the winger has tallied 14 points this season in 42 contests.