Tom Wilson took a shot off the foot during Tuesday’s practice and did not return.
After the session—the Caps’ first practice ahead of their second round series with the Penguins—Coach Barry Trotz said the team’s first round hero should be “fine.”
“He just took a stinger off the foot,” Trotz said.
The Caps were in team drills when defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk wristed a shot from the point. Wilson came out to defend and ended up taking the puck off the inside of his left foot/ankle.
Wilson got up immediately and headed to the bench, where he appeared to be in some discomfort.
The 23-year-old winger was among the team’s most effective players in the opening round triumph over Toronto. He scored the overtime winner in Game 1. Then, after being promoted to the third line, he tallied twice in Game 4 and swept a puck off the goal line to prevent a Maple Leafs’ goal.
The Caps are scheduled to return to practice Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Game 1 is Thursday night at Verizon Center.