The Washington Capitals continue to get healthy, with Christian Djoos and Andre Burakovsky the only players currently (officially) dealing with injuries. Here is the latest injury report as of Friday, November 24th at 11:00 am.
Djoos was injured in the Nashville game last Tuesday (11/14) and hasn’t practiced with the team since his injury. The injury has been officially classified as an “upper body injury” with speculation it is concussion-related. Djoos was officially placed on injured reserve on Friday (11/24). Both Djoos and Andre Burakovsky skated on Wednesday and will skate again on Friday.
Burakovsky underwent a successful surgery on his fractured left thumb on October 24th. Burakovsky sustained the injury during the third period against the Florida Panthers on October 21. Based on the nature of this procedure, Burakovsky is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. Burakovsky was placed on long-term injured reserve on the October 24th. This means Burakovsky will be eligible to return no earlier than mid-to-late December.
Both Djoos and Burakovsky attended the Redskins game on Thursday.
Total Man-Games Lost
On Monday, November 20th (Calgary, 22nd game) the Capitals totaled 50 man-games lost for the season, officially surpassing last season’s total for the year of 49 man-games.
The Capitals currently have the 11th most man-games lost due to injury this season. The top 5 teams, man-games lost: Anaheim 122, Buffalo 101, Boston 95, St. Louis 93, Montreal 79. The New York Rangers currently have the fewest man-games lost this season with a total of 9.