Preds' Wilson Out 4-6 Months Following Shoulder Surgery: Colin Wilson is expected to miss 4-6 months after undergoing stabilization surgery on his left shoulder last week, according to Reuters. (Updated 5/13/13)
Shoulder - (Updated - 5/14/13)
Colin Wilson had 19 points in 25 games before undergoing a similar procedure - on his right shoulder - in April. Given the new timeframe for his expected recovery, it's questionable whether he will be available for the start of the season come October. (Updated 5/13/13).
Colin Wilson scored a career-high 35 points (15G, 20A) last season and likely would have broken the 40-point barrier if he hadnt missed 14 games with an assortment of injuries. Perhaps more importantly, Wilson was given more offensive responsibility by coach Barry Trotz last season, seeing an average of 16 minutes per night, roughly three minutes more per game compared to the previous two seasons. Wilson, who re-signed with the Predators for three more years in July, is expected to return to his role on the teams second line alongside David Legwand and Patric Hornqvist. A major breakout season may still be a season or two away, but consider him a player on the rise. (Updated 8/14/12)