He sustained the injury Monday in the preseason opener against the Phoenix Coyotes. Sbisa played 18 minutes and had a team-leading five hits.
The 23-year-old, entering his sixth NHL season, had eight points in 41 games last season with an even rating.
Defenseman Francois Beauchemin is recovering from a knee injury and could play a preseason game, coach Bruce Boudreau said, according to the Orange County Register. Beauchemin then would be available to play in the season opener Oct. 2 against the Colorado Avalanche.
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals