Reaves signed photos of Caps’ injured Wilson
The late blindside hit from Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves sent Capitals forward Tom Wilson crashing down. Wilson’s helmet popped off, and his head bounced on the T-Mobile Arena ice.
Reaves was ejected from Tuesday’s game, a 5-3 Vegas win, and Wilson, who sustained a concussion, missed Thursday’s game and is listed as day-to-day while he recovers.
And Reaves? He signed 16-by-20 inch copies of a photograph that shows Wilson dazed on the ice as Reaves is escorted away, posts on social media indicated.
On each picture, Reaves wrote the message he gave reporters after Tuesday’s game: “He ran into a lion in the jungle.”
Knights spokesman Eric Tosi said in an email that the photos “were not distributed and they have been destroyed.”
Ducks: Daniel Sprong, the 21-year-old right wing acquired from Pittsburgh on Monday, scored in his Anaheim debut Wednesday night as the team stretched its winning streak to five with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
“It’s a new opportunity. I was excited for it. I wanted to come out hot,” Sprong said.
“I’m a shooter and I wanted to start off early putting pucks on net and getting chances.”
Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle was pleased with Sprong’s performance despite having only one practice with the club.
“The shot is a welcome sight because it looks he can he can provide some offense if he continues to shoot the puck like that,” Carlyle said.
Sharks-Hurricanes: Timo Meier’s return to San Jose’s lineup gave the team just the boost it needed after a rough 1-4 road trip.
Meier had a goal and two assists in his first game back from an injury, a 5-1 win over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
“It felt great,” Meier said.
“You don’t want to be sitting out watching games with an injury. For me it was important to get healthy. Obviously I was really excited to keep playing again. I had a lot of energy today and we played a great game overall.”
The Hurricanes have scored five goals in the past five games, losing four of them.
“We’ve had too many like this, that’s the problem,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We’ve played good enough to win and we don’t get any results. That’s hard on the guys.”
Knights right wing Ryan Reaves, shown celebrating a goal against the Canucks on Wednesday, signed photos of his violent hit on an opponent.