Washington Capitals’ Tom Wilson, an injured forward, is ready for Game 2

Washington CapitalsForward Tom WilsonWith a lower-body injury from the first game, he will not be able to play in Game 2 against the Panthers.

Coach Peter Laviolette made the announcement and stated that Wilson is now day to day.

Wilson scored Washington's first goal Tuesday before leaving the game. After taking a short TV timeout, he returned briefly to skate around the ice before departing for good with a member on the training staff.

The Capitals, eight-seeded, still defeated the Panthers 4-2

Laviolette was unsure if Wilson was injured on Tuesday. However, he speculated that he might have been trying to check the Panthers defenseman. MacKenzie WeegarEventually, he was able to get into the boards.

Washington would be devastated if Wilson was lost for any extended period of time. In the regular season, Wilson scored 24 goals and 52 point while playing an average of 18:35 per match.

This report was based on information from ESPN's Kristen Shilton.

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