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Capitals' Edmundson out 4-6 weeks with fractured hand

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Washington Capitals defenseman Joel Edmundson is expected to miss four-to-six weeks after undergoing a procedure to stabilize a fractured hand, the team announced Wednesday.

Edmundson sustained the injury during a scrimmage on Sunday.

The 30-year-old was acquired by the Capitals this summer from the Montreal Canadiens with 50% salary retention in exchange for a third-round and seventh-round draft pick.

"It's tough," Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery told TNT's Tarik El-Bashir on Tuesday. "He's battled some stuff over the last couple of years. This was a little bit of a fresh start for him. I felt like he was in a really good place."

Edmundson missed 79 games over the past two seasons due to various ailments. Last year, he suited up in 61 games with the Canadiens, registering two goals and 13 points to go with a team-worst minus-29 rating.

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