Washington Capitals Forward to Miss Significant Time

The Washington Capitals were hopeful they would see forward Carl Hagelin on the ice in the near future, but from the sounds of it things are going from bad to worse. Hagelin's been dealing with an eye injury for quite some time now, however it's a lower-body injury that's lingering and is going to keep him off the ice for several weeks.

Back in March, it was a scary situation as Hagelin ruptured his choroid after getting high sticked under his visor. The injury has taken away part of his vision and altered his depth perception. The Capitals forward underwent two surgeries and worked with a specialist to get himself to a comfort level where he can return to the ice. 

Hagelin's latest absence opens the door for newcomer Connor Brown to see some significant minutes. Brown is expected to start on the team's top line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin.

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