The Capitals lost the game, 2-1, in overtime. Staal was called for elbowing Wilson on the play with less than three minutes left in the second period, and most of the contact appears to be from his shoulder. Here’s the play Wilson was hurt on:
“Just kind of a normal hockey play,” Reirden said. “We’ll see how he is tomorrow, but at this point in the season, it gives us a chance to be precautionary on that.”
Wilson had been skating with center Jay Beagle and Nathan Walker — on the ice for 11:45 — before he got injured. The 22-year-old forward signed a two-year, $4 million deal in restricted free agency this summer. He played in every game last season, scoring seven goals with 16 assists.
This is the second injury to occur since the start of Washington’s training camp; defenseman Nate Schmidt suffered a lower-body injury during a practice drill Sunday and wasn’t on the ice at training camp Monday because of soreness.