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.
Trotz said he would’ve liked to recall Nathan Walker (rather than Stephenson) to reward good play in Hershey, but Walker got hurt recently.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 30, 2017
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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