Capitals' Reekie Breaks Foot

The Washington Capitals will be without the services of Joe Reekie for at least two weeks after the steady defenseman suffered a fractured bone in his right foot.

Reekie, who has an assist in four games this season, suffered the injury while attempting to block a shot in Sunday night's 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. He sustained a fracture of the fourth metatarsal bone and will miss at least the next two weeks, possibly as many as six weeks.

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  • Reekie had two goals and eight assists in 68 games last year as he helped the Capitals reach the Stanley Cup Finals. The 13-year veteran is in his sixth season with Washington and has recorded a plus rating in each of the last 11 seasons.

    To fill the void during Reekie's absence, the Capitals recalled defenseman Stewart Malgunas from Portland of the American Hockey League. The 6-foot, 211-pound Malgunas began the season with Washington before being sent down to Portland on Saturday. He has yet to appear in a game for the Capitals this season.

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