Avs' Wilson Shut Down For The Season: Ryan Wilson (ankle) has been shut down for the remainder of the regular season, the Denver Post reports. (Updated 4/26/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/24/13).
Ryan Wilson played in just 12 games this season as he battled numerous leg injuries, ending with a high-ankle sprain. Wilson was expected to be a top four defenseman and could have solidified his role alongside Eric Johnson as the team's top defensive pairing, but could not stay healthy this season. (Updated 4/26/13).
Early last season, Ryan Wilson was excelling as one of the Avs best two-way defenseman before he suffered a concussion December 6 against the Canucks. After returning more than a month later, the hard-hitting defenseman and enforcer amassed just nine penalty minutes the rest of the season, clearly still suffering from the head injury that prevented him from playing the type of physical game he favors. Wilson still finished second on the team in plus-minus, but seemed lost at times and was frequently a healthy scratch down the stretch. Fortunately for Wilson, the Avs re-signed him to a new three-year contract in July and, assuming he is symptom-free, he should return to being a feared force on the Avs back end. (Updated 8/14/12)