Chambers undergoes surgery

Notebook

February 04, 1992|By James H. Jackson

Washington Capitals defenseman Shawn Chambers had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee yesterday at George Washington University Medical Center. Chambers, 25, who was acquired during the off-season from the Minnesota North Stars for left wing Steve Maltais and right wing Trent Klatt, missed 47 games this season because of knee problems.

Chambers played six games with the Capitals' AHL affiliate, the Baltimore Skipjacks, and two games with the Capitals before reinjuring the knee. Chambers is expected to be out four to six weeks.

*

Down on the Capitals farm: Left wing Randy Pearce leads ECHL Hampton Roads in scoring with 27 goals and 36 assists in 42 games. . . . Center Mike Boback of Providence leads all Hockey East scorers with 13 goals and 37 assists in 24 games. . . . Goalie Duane Derksen is 14-7-1 with a 3.45 goals-against average for the University of Wisconsin. . . . Left wing Brian Sakic, the brother of Quebec Nordiques' Joe Sakic, is 20 points shy of the Western Hockey League career scoring record. Sakic has 35 goals and 55 assists in 53 games for Tri-Cities. . . . Centers Steve Konowalchuk (30 goals, 38 assists), Jeff Nelson (29 goals, 44 assists) and Pat Peake (31 goals, 44 assists) have been named to the Canadian Hockey League All-Star team. . . . Centers Anders Huss (Sweden) and Stefan Nilsson (Sweden), right wings Roman Kontsek (Czechoslovokia), Andrei Sidorov (Russia) and Tero Toivola (Finland) and D Petr Pavlas (Czechoslovokia) are the top Capitals prospects in Europe.

*

Olympians: The Capitals have put left wing Dave Tippett on loan to the Canadian Olympic team. Tippett, who had two goals and seven assists in 18 games with Washington, joins defensemen Brad Schlegel and Jason Woolley, both Capitals draft choices, with Team Canada.

*

Reunion at Arena: At a Skipjacks game last week, four natives of Guelph, Ontario, were present. They were referee Paul Devorski, NHL supervisor of officials Lou Mashieo, former Baltimore Clippers and Capitals trainer Ray "Gump" Embro and Skipjacks player Todd Hlushko.

*

Milestones: The Capitals' Randy Burridge needs one point to match his career high of 61 with the Boston Bruins in 1989. Dino Ciccarelli is one goal from his 100th with the Capitals, and Michal Pivonka is two goals from his 100th in the NHL. . . . Dave Taylor of the Los Angeles Kings has played in 1,000 NHL games.

*

Seeing red: The Capitals will wear their red road uniforms for the remainder of their home games as part of the NHL's 75th anniversary celebration. The next two Capitals home games are sellouts, Friday against the New York Rangers and Sunday against the San Jose Sharks. Washington has had seven sellouts at the Capital Centre this season.

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.