Hillen left yesterday's game in obvious pain after being hit by Flames forward Lance Bouma. His knee was caught in a collision along the boards and he fell to the ice unable to move. Hillen was taken to the hospital, but the extent of the injury is not yet known.
“He’s going to be out for a bit,” Captials head coach Adam Oates said, “but I don’t want to speculate.” The newly acquired Alexander Urbom or Steve Oleksy will step onto the Caps blueline with HIllen out.
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Hillen is in his sixth NHL season and his first in Washington. Hillen is a solid stay-at-home defenseman meaning he is not fantasy relevant. He has just seven points in 65 games over the last two seasons.