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.