Nic Dowd Leaves Game Against Islanders With Lower-Body Injury, Will Not Return

The Washington Capitals not only found themselves down by two goals entering the first intermission of their January 16 game against the New York Islanders, but also down a Center in the form of Nic Dowd.

Early in the first period, Dowd was hit by Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck and exited the game.

Dowd returned to the ice during a television timeout an skated a lap before heading back to the dressing room.

The Capitals announced that Dowd would not return to the contest shortly into intermission.

Dowd exited the game having played just 57 seconds of the game. The Capitals’ fourth-line center has been an anchor in the middle, and has recorded 10 Goals and 19 Points in 43 Games Played this season; the St. Cloud State product has60.0 Goals For Percentage at 5v5, first on the Caps.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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4 Responses to Nic Dowd Leaves Game Against Islanders With Lower-Body Injury, Will Not Return

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    This probably means that Eller will be back in the lineup tomorrow and will play in Dowd’s most recent role

  2. Anonymous says:


  3. Anonymous says:

    Sheesh. What was it, three games with everyone in the lineup?

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is why centers are rarely traded when it n other layoff position.

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