Washington Capitals "Concerned" After Injury To van Riemsdyk

Getting in game-shape, working out line combinations and ramping up for the season are all goals through training camp. But getting through it unscathed without injury is just as important. For the Washington Capitals, they might have just caught a bad break on that front in Sunday's exhibition game, as veteran D-man Trevor van Riemsdyk left for the locker room after taking a slapshot to the wrist on a blocked shot. 

TvR was in obvious pain after taking the blast to his wrist area, and couldn't put two hands on the stick for the rest of the play.

Head coach Spencer Carbery, when asked what his take on the injury was, replied "Definitely concern." They'll have to wait until further tests are run on Monday to determine the exact severity of the injury and a timeline for return. 

The 32-year-old third-pairing blueliner signed a 3-year extension late last season, with a $3M AAV. 

The nine-year veteran defenseman tallied a career-high 23 points in 75 games in 2022-23.

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