Madison Bowey during the first day of Development Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in 2015. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/ The Washington Post)

Defenseman Madison Bowey, a top prospect for the Washington Capitals, sustained a slight laceration of the tendon on his ankle when struck by an opposing skate during Wednesday’s game at Syracuse, the Hershey Bears announced Thursday.

He underwent a successful repair of the tendon in Syracuse on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery, but Bowey will be out indefinitely.

The injury is a blow, as Bowey was expected to get an opportunity to make his NHL debut this season were injuries to hit the Capitals’ defense corps. A second-round draft pick by the Capitals in 2013, Bowey has three goals and nine assists in 25 games this season. In 70 games last season, he had four goals and 25 assists, despite logging little power-play time.