Witt's face injury aggravates nose problem

Updated: October 13, 2003, 5:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Washington Capitals: Defenseman Brendan Witt is expected to miss a week after suffering facial injuries in Saturday's loss to Atlanta. The team also placed defenseman John Gruden on injured reserve with a groin strain, which will keep him out at least seven days.

Witt, who fell face-first into the boards and left in the first period, could miss all four road games this week, leaving the Capitals with just one established NHL defenseman on the roster -- Sergei Gonchar.

Coach Bruce ...

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