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Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson game-time decision for Game 2 with lower-body injury

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Tom Wilson's injury causes him to leave the game in the 1st (0:34)

Tom Wilson suffers an injury in the first period that forces him to exit the Capitals' Game 1 win. (0:34)

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Florida Panthers after suffering a lower-body injury in Game 1 on Tuesday.

Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said Wilson was getting treatment Wednesday.

Wilson's goal in the first period opened the scoring in the Capitals' 4-2 win, but he left shortly after. It was not clear how he was injured. He came back to take a few laps around the ice during a TV timeout, then left again and did not return.

Wilson scored 24 goals and 52 points in the regular season while averaging 18 minutes, 35 seconds per game.

Defenseman John Carlson, who left in the final moments following a high hit by Panthers forward Sam Bennett, is "fine," according to Laviolette, and is expected to play Thursday.

The No. 8-seeded Capitals take a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 against the Presidents' Trophy-winning Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.