Capitals winger Tom Wilson exited Tuesday’s matchup with the Golden Knights after taking a big hit from Ryan Reaves, who received a five minute game misconduct and was ejected for the play.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) December 5, 2018
A trainer helped Wilson off the ice after the hit in the second period and the Capitals later ruled him out for the rest of the game with an upper-body injury.
#Caps Tom Wilson will not return to tonight’s game (upper body)
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 5, 2018
Wilson recently returned from a 14-game suspension he received due to an illegal hit he delivered in the preseason. The suspension was originally supposed to be 20 games but an arbitrator reduced the punishment in mid-November.
Wilson has committed his fair share of questionable hits in his six-year NHL career. No player has accrued more penalties than Wilson since he entered the league in 2013 and he has been suspended by the league multiple times for his conduct on the ice.
The severity of Wilson’s injury is unclear.