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.
Here’s what happened to Nic Dowd: pic.twitter.com/uVLbWi2Jwi
— Sammi Silber (@sammisilber) January 17, 2023
Dowd returned to the ice during a television timeout an skated a lap before heading back to the dressing room.
Nic Dowd took a twirl around the ice during this TVTO. He quickly did one circle, then went straight back down the tunnel with trainers.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) January 17, 2023
The Capitals announced that Dowd would not return to the contest shortly into intermission.
INJURY UPDATE: #Caps Nic Dowd sustained a lower body injury and will not return to tonight’s game.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 17, 2023
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