Tom Wilson Did not practice with the Capitals on Saturday and did not skate after suffering a lower back injury last Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Caps head coach Peter Laviolette In his press conference after that game, Wilson was considered “day-to-day,” but it looks like things could be about to change for the worse.
The veteran reserves boss gave an update on the veteran winger on Saturday, which didn’t sound too good.
“He won’t be available before the break and we’ll evaluate everything when we get back from the break,” Laviolette said The Athletic’s Tariq El-Bashir.
El-Bashir added in an earlier report that Wilson watched Saturday’s practice from the bench and “left his stride a little off.”
There are just two games left on the Capitals schedule before the entire NHL break for All-Star festivities, and Wilson will miss both. First, they’ll fly to his hometown of Toronto to play the Maple Leafs on Sunday and then travel to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
The first game Wilson could potentially make a return to action will be when the Caps resume play against the league-leading Boston Bruins on Feb. 11.
When the big forward went down in Colorado, he was playing for just the eighth time this season since returning from offseason knee surgery in early January. He has one goal and three total points since his return.
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