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Capitals C Perreault taken to hospital

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault was taken to a hospital after sustaining what the team called an upper-body injury in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Perreault was hurt in the third period when his stick got caught in the boards and jammed into his midsection while he was attempting to hit a Buffalo player in the corner. Perreault stayed down on the ice for a minute before skating slumped over to the bench under his own power.

He was able to finish the game, but in the Washington dressing room was evaluated by medical personnel before being transported to the hospital.

Perreault ended a seven-game pointless skid with an assist on Matt Hendricks' second-period goal that made it 4-1. The three-year veteran has seven points in 23 games this season.

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