Capitals forward Marc-André Fleury is scheduled to undergo a major eye surgery in the coming days, but it will not occur until January.
The Capitals announced Wednesday that Fleury had surgery on his right eye to correct a fracture, but the surgery will not begin until Jan. 31.
Fleury was diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee in December.
“It was a major injury,” Fleury said.
“I had surgery for that last year, but this was a lot more serious.
I had a surgery for a meniscous tear.
I don�t want to be too quick, but I don �t think I can play until Jan.” “
That’s why I don’t want to rush things.
I don�t want to be too quick, but I don �t think I can play until Jan.”
Fleury has been out since March 5, when he had a torn right meniscum in his left knee, and he has missed the last six games.
He is the second-leading scorer in the NHL with 17 points (five goals, eight assists) in his last four games.
Fleurys injury is not a big deal for the Capitals.
“We just want to get Marc in as soon as we can,” coach Barry Trotz said.
Fleury, who was traded to the Capitals last summer, has scored 10 goals and 14 assists in the past 10 games.
The Capitals are tied with the New York Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.
The Islanders have a record of 10-12-4.
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