Connor Brown, Evgeny Kuznetsov Miss Practice On Tuesday

The Capitals returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex Tuesday morning for practice following their 6-4 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Forward Connor Brown, who sustained a lower body injury in the third period of Monday night’s game, did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. Evgeny Kuznetsov also took a maintenance day.

After receiving a hit from Canucks’ defenseman Noah Juulsen, Brown slammed awkwardly into the board in front of the Vancouver bench. He limped away and headed directly down the Capitals tunnel.

The team announced later in the third period that he would not return after sustaining a lower-body injury.

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).

The Capitals will practice again on Wednesday before departing for Ottawa in advance of their tilt with the Senators on Thursday night.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to Connor Brown, Evgeny Kuznetsov Miss Practice On Tuesday

  1. Jonathan says:

    Nice of Pettersson to try and help Brown.

  2. steven says:

    The try to help by Patterson admirable and good sportsmanship. Just hope that the injury isnt anything than a bad bump. Possible solution….equip players with airbags to prevent injury when hitting the boards! LMAO!!

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