The Washington Capitals announced during the third period of Monday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks at Capital One Arena that right-wing Connor Brown will not return due to a lower-body injury.
After a hit from Canucks’ defenseman Noah Juulsen, Brown slammed awkwardly into the boards in front of the Vancouver bench. He limped away and headed directly down the Capitals tunnel.
Connor Brown goes into the boards awkwardly after a hit from Noah Juulsen and comes up limping. Elias Pettersson tries to help Brown to the bench but the ref intervenes. Brown immediately heads down the #Caps tunnel. #Canucks pic.twitter.com/XIITGo7vAy
— Lachlan Irvine (@LachInTheCrease) October 18, 2022
The team announced he would not return after sustaining a lower-body injury.
INJURY UPDATE: #Caps Connor Brown (lower body) will not return to tonight’s game.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 18, 2022
The Capitals and Canucks are tied at 4-4 midway through the third period.
Washington acquired Brown on July 13 from the Ottawa Senators, who the team plays on Thursday at Canadian Tire Centre (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington), in exchange for a 2024 second-round pick. The 28-year-old scored 10 goals, 39 points, 50.26% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, 48.58% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage, and 48.81% scoring chances-for percentage in 64 games last season.
Brown finished with the most ice time among Ottawa forwards (20:03) last season, including 2:04 on the power-play (sixth) and 2:38 on the penalty-kill (first).
By Della Young