Wilson is expected to return to the Avalanche lineup against the Sharks after being activated from injured reserve. He has missed 15 games since injuring his ankle Feb. 2 against Edmonton. Wilson has three assists and a plus-6 plus/minus rating in eight games this season. Hejduk, who has missed three games with a torso injury, was placed on IR to make room for Wilson.
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on his team's play in a Game 7 win vs. the Islanders