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Tom Wilson | Winger

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/29/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Tom Wilson played his first game of the season for the Hershey Bears of the AHL Friday.
Wilson suffered a broken ankle in a freak off-season accident and the Capitals sent him down earlier in the week to get in some playing time. "I felt great in the first and the legs wore down a little bit there in the second and the third," Wilson told the Harrisburg Patriot-News. "I played a lot and it was a hard game, a high-paced game.... Obviously, it was my first game back in a while and my legs started to go a little bit more than I'd like, but that's just part of the experience. [Saturday] I'll get back to work and, hopefully, those legs get there soon." Wilson is expected to sit out tonight's game and then play Sunday. If all works out, he will return to the Capitals on Tuesday. He is worth picking up if you need penalty minutes as he should get 100-125 the rest of the way. Oct 25 - 10:51 AM

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Tom Wilson has been assigned to the minors.

He missed the first five games of this season with an ankle injury, but he's ready to return and will get back into game shape in the AHL with Hershey. Wilson is poised to play for the Bears this weekend.
Oct 20 - 4:39 PM

Tom Wilson (ankle) could return to action in as early as a week.

Wilson broke his ankle in a freak accident in the off-season and the feisty winger is getting close to a return. He should be good for 10 points this season with 130-140 penalty minutes.
Oct 18 - 10:20 AM

Tom Wilson (ankle) is expected to start the season on the injured reserve list according to coach Barry Trotz.

Wilson broke his ankle in the summer in a freak accident and is not yet ready to go. He has been skating thus far but on his own. He could get 10-15 points this season with 150 penalty minutes.
Oct 5 - 11:27 AM

Tom Wilson (ankle) is skating on his own at training camp.

Wilson injured his ankle in a freak accident according to him. "Ankles are tough," he said. "There are a lot of things that need to come along so it's kind of day-by-day and week-to-week and seeing how I feel. If I'm not feeling 100 percent, there's no point in rushing it. It's a long season so I'm going to reevaluate every day and continue to push myself and hopefully I'm back as soon as possible to help the team. I'm a competitive kid, I like to work hard and push myself and sometimes you have to hold back a little bit. There's no point in coming back five days early if it's going to cost you three or four weeks down the road." Wilson should get 150-plus minutes and 10-15 points in 2014-15.
Sep 20 - 12:49 PM

Sophomore forward Tom Wilson has at least some encouraging news, head coach Barry Trotz said that Wilson may be able to return before opening night on Oct. 9th.

Wilson is still recoving from the broken fibula he suffered in an accident in July. "Obviously the first thing is getting back to 100 percent health-wise, but after that, I’m going to be excited to get back into it and bring to the table whatever I can," Wilson said.
Source: Zac Boyer
Sep 19 - 11:25 PM

Forward Tom Wilson, who broke an ankle this summer, is scheduled to report to the Washington Capitals' training camp Thursday and has started skating.

"He’s coming back into town," Washington coach Barry Trotz said. "He’ll be here for the first day of camp. He’ll skate; he’ll be with the early morning group, getting his work done early. He’s making good strides. He’s back on the ice and skating, so that’s real positive."
Sep 15 - 10:21 PM

Tom Wilson may not be available for the start of the preseason due to a fractured left fibula that he suffered in a fall near his home in Toronto in late June.

However, he's expected to be ready to go when the regular season begins. Washington GM Brian MacLellan wants Wilson to get more ice time than he got under former coach Adam Oates last season. New bench boss Barry Trotz might give Wilson spot duty on the second line or play him on the power play to give him boosts in playing time.
Aug 7 - 2:43 PM

Provided he can recover fully from his ankle injury, Capitals forward Tom Wilson could be a surprising source of offense this season.

Wilson managed just 10 points in 82 games last year, but his pedigree suggests he has more offensive upside, something new coach Barry Trotz believes he can help to deliver. After discussing his hopes for Evgeny Kuznetsov in the coming year, Trotz stated "...I’m hoping a guy like Wilson will be ready to do a lot of the heavy lifting and Kuznetsov can use his high skillset to make things happen." His high PIM totals make Wilson an intriguing rotisserie option in deeper formats.
Aug 2 - 12:47 PM

Tom Wilson isn't projected to fully recover from his ankle injury until after the start of the Capitals' training camp.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz was previously optimistic about Wilson's chances of being ready for the start of camp. Wilson's agent said that his client is still expected to be fine before the end of the preseason though. He suffered the injury during the offseason in a "fall," but other than that the Capitals are being vague on what caused it.
Jul 9 - 8:17 PM

Tom Wilson (ankle) should be fine for the start of training camp, according to coach Barry Trotz.

Wilson had 10 points and 151 penalty minutes in 82 games last season. He was used sparingly, averaging just 7:56 minutes per game as a rookie.
Jul 7 - 2:29 PM

Tom Wilson has sustained an ankle injury.

Wilson is being evaluated and there's no timetable for his recovery yet. Even if he ends up being projected to return in time for the 2014-15 campaign, this might significantly hinder his summer workout routine.
Jul 2 - 4:51 PM

Tom Wilson, 19, has skated only 503 minutes with the Washington Capitals this season, by far the fewest of the nine teenage NHL rookies who have played at least 50 games.

Wilson has scored only three goals and nine points in his limited playing time and has spent more of the year illustrating his grit. The Toronto native ranks fourth in the NHL with 133 penalty minutes and is tied for second in major penalties (13), including 12 fights. But Wilson wants to work toward making a greater impact on the Capitals. "I don’t know how many fights I have this year, but I’ve done that enough. I want to work on my game and keep learning the other stuff," Wilson said.
Mar 16 - 11:35 AM

Tom Wilson will not face supplemental discipline for his check on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn.

He had his hearing with the league on Thursday. Wilson received five minutes for charging and a game misconduct on the play. The rookie winger has four points and 78 penalty minutes in 34 games this campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Tom Wilson might be suspended for charging Brayden Schenn on Tuesday.

Wilson was ejected from Tuesday's game as a result. There was some initial concern that Schenn might have sustained a concussion as he ended up slamming head-first into the end boards, but fortunately he seems to have escaped with just some stiffness. Wilson has a phone hearing scheduled for Thursday, which means he can't be suspended for more than five games.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 01:49:00 PM

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2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Chris Brown
6Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters