Nathan Walker Out 4-6 Weeks

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The Hershey Bears announced today that forward Nathan Walker sustained a broken hand while blocking a shot in Hershey’s 4-2 victory at Springfield on Saturday, January 28th. 

Walker was to potentially make his first appearance for the Capitals this past weekend, if not for the injury to his hand. Coach Trotz mentioned that he was hoping to call-up Walker, instead of Chandler Stephenson.

Walker suffered a torn ACL on February 2nd, 2015 while playing for the South Carolina Stingrays. Walker underwent immediate surgery in Washington, before returning home to Australia to rehab.

Walker, the first Australian to be drafted by an NHL team, was selected in the 3rd round (89th overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has done nothing but grow over the decades, including time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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