According to one teammate, Niskanen might have called his shot during the second intermission.
"To consistently score," Matt Niskanen said, "I think we need to have a consistent net presence.”
Coach Barry Trotz offered little information on the injury, except saying, "I don't think it's too serious."
Trotz cautioned the Capitals against overlooking Buffalo, so don't sleep on this discussion thread either.
The Capitals have dropped three of five this month at Verizon Center, and are 4-3-3 there this season.
Brown will play Saturday for the Bears, while Laich and Liam O'Brien are both possibilities for Wednesday.
“If you're having a rookie dinner in the NHL,” forward Tom Wilson said, “that’s a good sign, and you’re on your way to living the dream.”
Only one goale, Jaroslav Halak, has a better save percentage since Nov. 7 than the Capitals' starter.
The Capitals won their second straight one-goal game, twice blowing the lead against Colorado but returning home with a small streak.
The Capitals wrap up their three-game road trip, approaching the quarter mark of their regular season.