Caps prospect sidelined by broken knuckle

Caps prospect sidelined by broken knuckle
October 25, 2012, 3:30 pm
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It looks like Capitals first-round draft pick Tom Wilson may be a little too tough for his own good.

Taken with the 16th pick overall of the 2012 entry draft, Wilson is expected to miss 2-3 weeks after breaking his knuckle in a fight while playing for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.

Wilson signed a three-year entry level contract with the Caps over the summer and although he is eligible to play for the AHL Hershey Bears he began the season with the Whalers.

Through eight games the rugged, 6-foot-4, 202-pound winger has two goals and eight assists with a team-high 24 penalty minutes.

On Tuesday Wilson was selected to represent the OHL in the 2012 Subway Series, a six-game tournament featuring teams from the OHL, Quebec League and Western League against a team of Russian All-Stars.

Wilson was scheduled to play for the OHL on Monday, Nov. 12 in Sarnia, Ontario at the RBC Centre.

The Capitals’ other first-round pick from 2012, Filip Forsberg has seven goals and five assists in his first 14 games with Leksand in the Swedish Elite League. But he may be best remembered by teammates for these dance moves, courtesy our friends at Russian Machine Never Breaks.