Capital’s top prospect, Alexander Alexeyev, suffers serious injury

The Washington Capitals’ prospect depth has taken yet another blow this weekend, as Alexander Alexeyev, the 2018 first round pick, has reportedly suffered a serious knee injury in last night’s game.

The Red Deer Rebel defenseman, who despite an injury-riddled campaign managed to put up 43 points in 49 games, got injured after a knee-on-knee collision in a game versus the Brandon Wheat Kings in the Western Hockey League.

Alexeyev’s 2018-19 season has seen him rocket up the Capital’s prospect pool, seemingly surpassing 2016 first rounder Lucas Johansen has the top defensive prospect for Washington.

pic.twitter.com/AR8cDPiOw6— JohnnyBravo (@JohnnyBravo_05) March 9, 2019

Video of the hit via JohnnyBravo on twitter

The video above seems to show the knee-on-knee collision, but the Red Deer organization has yet to release details of Alexeyev’s injury. Most likely, his injury would be a ligament injury in his left knee, but given the ambiguous response, it could be anything.

Regardless, it seems that Alexeyev, who signed a three-year entry level contract with the Capitals this summer, might be done for the season. After a promising debut season, all eyes will be on Alexeyev as he rehabs from this injury.

Austen Adcock

Freelance writer, alumni of the University of Mississippi, hockey and baseball connoisseur

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