Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson announced his uncle’s death Tuesday on Twitter. The coach called him a “warrior thru & thru, right to the end.” There was no immediate word on cause of death.
Johnny Wilson spent 11 years in the NHL with Detroit, Toronto, Chicago and the New York Rangers. He had 161 goals and 171 assists in 688 games. Wilson coached seven seasons in the NHL with Los Angeles, Detroit, Colorado and Pittsburgh.
Wilson won the Stanley Cup with Detroit in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955. He was honored in 1960 for an ironman streak at the time that totaled 580 regular-season games in a row.
PREDATORS: Shea Weber, the leading scorer for Nashville, has a concussion and will miss tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild. A team spokesman said Weber will be evaluated daily.
CANCUKS: Left wing Chris Higgins has an undiagnosed hand problem that the coach says might be related to a foot infection. Coach Alain Vigneault says “we’re sort of assuming that it’s the same thing he had on his foot.”