Washington ’14 first-rounder Vrana (wrist surgery) out 3-4 months

Unfortunate news for one of the Caps’ best prospects on Wednesday, as the club announced Jakub Vrana would miss the next 12-16 weeks after undergoing wrist surgery.

Though he’s not currently up with the big club, the injury is still a pretty significant blow.

Vrana, 19, is pretty high on promise and potential. He was Washington’s first-round pick (13th overall) at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, taken two spots ahead of Detroit rookie phenom Dylan Larkin.

A Czech forward that played professionally in Sweden prior to getting drafted, Vrana was off to a terrific start with AHL Hershey this year, scoring six points in his first six games.

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