While talking to the media after head coach Spencer Carbery’s first media availability on the job, Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan announced that center Nic Dowd recently underwent core surgery to fix an issue he was dealing with at the end of this past season.
MacLellan says Nic Dowd underwent core surgery to fix an issue he was dealing with at the end of the season. Dowd said surgery might be an option a locker breakdown day. MacLellan didn’t sound overly concerned.
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The 33-year-old stated during breakdown day on April 15 that surgery might happen.
However, MacLellan did not sound overly concerned that Dowd will miss any of training camp in September.
Dowd missed Washington’s final three games of the season due to the injury, which he suffered in a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers on April 8.
Dowd finished the season with career-highs in goals (13) and points (25) in 65 games. He also led Washington centers with a 50.82% faceoff-winning percentage.
By Harrison Brown