Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was injuredTuesday night when he was sent to the ice on a late, crushing hit by the Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reeves.
Briefly Thursday, a photo of that incident, signed by Reaves, appeared on the website of the Las Vegas-based memorabilia dealer Inscriptagraphs. The item later was taken down on the website and on eBay.
A screen grab of the 16×20 photo sent to the Capitals blog Russian Machine Never Breaks showed Reaves' signature and the inscription: "He ran into a lion in the jungle."
"The photos were not distributed and they have been destroyed," Golden Knights spokesman Eric Tosi told USA TODAY Sports by email.