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Lack Of Sleep Was The Final Straw

from Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post,

In the end, the veteran center said, the combination of pain, diminished productivity and inability to sleep told him it was time to undergo season-ending surgery this week.

“I was playing with one hand,” Nylander said, making his first public comments about the injury during Saturday’s 5-3 victory over the Florida Panthers. “I had to change my game. I was playing at 70 percent, 80 percent most nights and it just got worse and worse. It was 50 percent, maybe, sometimes.”

The 35-year-old Swede, the Capitals’ top free agent signing during the offseason, said he’ll miss five or six months while rehabilitating, but added that he expects to make a full recovery.

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