Capitals head coach Todd Reirden told reporters before Friday night’s game against the Hurricanes that Tom Wilson would be a game-time decision with a lower-body injury.

After he tested things out on the ice during warmups, Wilson determined he wasn’t ready to return to game action and was deemed a late scratch.

Travis Boyd took his place in the first line to start the contest before T.J. Oshie rotated in for the rest of the game. Washington went on to lose 6-4 to the Hurricanes, dropping the Capitals to 3-3 over their last six games.

Wilson took a hit from Blue Jackets center Ryan MacInnis in the Capitals’ 2-1 win over Columbus on Friday. He was slow to get up but remained in the game.

For now, Wilson is considered day-to-day and will be reevaluated ahead of Washington’s tilt with the Islanders on New Year’s Eve.

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