Tyler Graovac received a jersey Tuesday night in place of Lars Eller who felt under the weather.
Graovac would only take seven shifts and receive 3:19 of ice time before being felled by what the team called an upper body injury.
#Caps Tyler Graovac (upper body) will not return to tonight’s game.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 17, 2017
The injury appeared to occur after Graovac absorbed two crunching hits to the left shoulder and back.
Matt Martin delivered both checks.
Barry Trotz talked about the injury after the game.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 18, 2017
Barry Trotz: “They carried a lot of ice time…Backy and Kuzy…especially with Gravo getting hurt early.”
What is his injury?
Barry Trotz: “Upper body.”
Do you have an update on how serious it is?
Barry Trotz: “No. I will have a better idea for you tomorrow, but he’s going to miss a little bit of time here.”
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