Capitals’ Nic Dowd Out Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury

Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd did not participate at the team’s practice on Sunday due to a lower-body injury after playing 14:08 in Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames.

With the 31-year-old out, center Lars Eller skated in between left-wing Carl Hagelin and right-wing Garnet Hathaway to maintain a defensively strong fourth-line.

Center Hendrix Lapierre, who has been a healthy scratch for the past three games, took Eller’s spot between left-wing Conor Sheary and right-wing T.J. Oshie.

You can view the full lineup from practice here:

Dowd’s status for the Capitals’ game against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington+) on Monday is unclear. Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette was unsure of whether Dowd will join the team on their trip to Ottawa and needs to check in with the medical staff on his status.

The Capitals are already without center Nicklas Backstrom, who is recovering from a hip injury sustained late last season, and will be for at least five more games due to long-term injured reserve requirements. He will be eligible to return against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, November 6.

By Harrison Brown

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5 Responses to Capitals’ Nic Dowd Out Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury

  1. Anonymous says:

    No Dowd really disrupts the lines. Not to mention our 4th line is the best line.

  2. Melissa says:

    No no no! Hathaway, Dowd and Hags are magic and Nics been on fire the last two seasons. I love these three so much I couldn’t decide whose name to put on my next sweater so I went with Hathdowgelin. My fiancé and I pronounce it Hath-doo-glinn: HATHaway, DOWd and haGELIN. 😂 Hoping for a fast recovery!

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