The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday that Capitals forward prospect Beck Malenstyn will miss six-to-eight months after undergoing surgery to repair an Achilles tendon. He sustained the injury while training in Vancouver.
The 22-year-old posted seven goals, 15 points, and a +5 rating in 46 games with the AHL club and just a -1 rating in three NHL games last season.
Malenstyn was a candidate to serve as the Capitals’ 13th forward before he suffered the injury.
The 2020-21 NHL season could begin sometime in January while it is unclear when the AHL season will start.
Forward Beck Malenstyn underwent a successful surgery to repair an Achilles tendon. Malenstyn sustained his injury while training in Vancouver. Based on the nature of this injury, Malenstyn is expected to miss 6-8 months.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 6, 2020
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