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Washington Capitals forward Connor Brown out 6-8 months after knee surgery

Oct 5, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Connor Brown (28) on ice prior to the Capitals' game against the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals forward Connor Brown will be sidelined six to eight months after reconstructive knee surgery on his torn ACL.

Brown suffered the injury Oct. 17 against the Vancouver Canucks and was placed on injured reserve two days later. The team did not say when he had the surgery.

Brown, 28, was injured after taking a hit from Canucks defenseman Noah Juulsen along the boards. Brown headed straight to the dressing room limping and favoring his right leg.

Brown is in his first season with the Capitals, who acquired him from the Ottawa Senators in July for a second-round pick in the 2024 draft. Brown had 10 goals and 39 points in 64 games for Ottawa last season.

Brown played his first four NHL seasons for Toronto (2015-2019), where he had 43 goals and 99 points in 253 games. In the past three seasons with the Senators, he totaled 47 goals and 117 points in 191 games.

The Capitals also lost forward T.J. Oshie indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the team said Monday.

The Capitals are already playing without forwards Tom Wilson (knee) and Nicklas Backstrom (hip), who are also on IR. Forward Carl Hagelin (hip) is also out indefinitely.

–Field Level Media