Brian MacLellan met with local media Friday, hosting a luncheon in a conference room of MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
During his talk with reporters, the Capitals GM revealed that Christian Djoos had compartment syndrome in his thigh, necessitating, what appears to be, emergency surgery. The recovery time is unknown and Djoos may need months to recover. Todd Reirden previously said the injury would keep Djoos out “a substantial amount of weeks.”
The Swedish defenseman suffered the thigh injury after absorbing a hit to his thigh against the Detroit Red Wings on December 11.