Hendrix Lapierre Suffers “Upper Body Injury” Against Belleville Senators

Washington Capitals forward prospect Hendrix Lapierre suffered an “upper body injury” in the second period of the Bears and Senators game on Sunday, and did not return for the third period.

Bears head coach Todd Nelson was asked about the status of Lapierre following game. “He has an upper body injury. I haven’t got the diagnose yet from the trainer… He definitely couldn’t play. He tried to fight through it but he couldn’t play.”

Lapierre has 10 goals and 14 assists in 49 games played so far this season, but has no goals and just three assists in the last 12 games played. Lapierre was a healthy scratch for both of the Bears games against the Checkers in Charlotte last weekend.

“Lappy’s sitting out, just because, right now he is frustrated. We kinda wanna use this as a reset button for him. He’s a great kid, he’s a student of the game. We just want him to watch the game from up top. Watch the intensity of the players, playing. We just feel that his intensity has to rise up. That’s very common with a young player like him. He’ll get back in the lineup very soon.”

Lapierre is nearing a career-high for games played in a season (52 games). He has missed a number of games in the previous three seasons due to injuries and Covid shutdowns.

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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5 Responses to Hendrix Lapierre Suffers “Upper Body Injury” Against Belleville Senators

  1. Anonymous says:

    Life in the AHL. He did a good job of staying healthy for most of the season. Hopefully it’s a short term stint.

  2. Brianna says:

    I like Hendrix he is my favorite player

  3. Anonymous says:

    He has flatlined. I would be shocked if he is an ultimate bust. Remember, he was cut from team Canada’s junior team three times.

  4. Anonymous says:

    He’s definitely hit a wall.

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