Capitals' Tom Wilson leaves game vs. Penguins with upper-body injury

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson looks on during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson did not return for the third period of Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to an upper-body injury.

It was unclear exactly when Wilson was hurt, though he got tangled up with the Penguins' Marcus Pettersson and went sliding hard into Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry and the net during the second. Wilson skated three more shifts but did not come back for the third.

After the game, Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said he had no further update on Wilson's condition.

The 27-year-old from Toronto is tied for third on the team in scoring with 24 points (nine goals and 15 assists) in 26 games this season.

Wilson was the second Capitals player to leave the game due to injury. Defenceman Martin Fehervary was hit in the head by Penguins forward Brock McGinn during the second period and returned to the locker room. No penalty was called on the play.

The Penguins held on to defeat the Capitals 4-2.

-- With files from The Associated Press.

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