Speaking to the media on Friday, head coach DJ Smith said that Brown took a puck to the face during warmup on Thursday, which they didn't think was that bad. Turns out, his jaw is broken and Smith says he'll be out "week-to-week."
"(Brown) took a puck in warmup, didn't think it was that bad, and ends up being what looks like a broken jaw at this point, a cracked jaw," said Smith. "That's a huge loss for us."
Connor Brown scores a huge goal, sets up two, does a post game interview and sounds great . . all with a broken jaw suffered in the warmup. Tough dude. #sens
— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) January 14, 2022
Brown caught fire with the Senators last season, scoring 21 goals in 56 games. So far this season he only has five goals, but with 14 assists has produced a solid 19 points in 26 games.