Senators' Josh Brown 'probably' out 4-6 weeks, according to D.J. Smith

Winnipeg Jets centre Mason Appleton battles with Ottawa Senators defenceman Josh Brown along the boards during the first period NHL action Thursday January 21, 2021 in Ottawa (Adrian Wyld/CP).

Ottawa Senators head coach D.J. Smith said defenceman Josh Brown is "probably" out for four to six weeks on Thursday.

"It's not official yet," Smith said. "But it'll be four to six weeks, probably."

Brown left Monday's game against the Colorado Avalanche after sustaining an upper-body injury in the first period and hasn't played since. He was also one of the 10 Senators skaters who entered COVID-19 protocol earlier this month.

The 27-year-old has yet to record a point through 13 games this season.

During the 2020-21 shortened season, Brown only played 26 games before he broke his foot against the Winnipeg Jets, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season.

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