Monday's game also marked the first time that Svechnikov got into a boxing match on the ice, according to Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour.
In shocking scenes, Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin floored Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a punch. Svechnikov stayed down on the ice for several minutes, then was helped off by Carolina trainers.
Carolina said Svechnikov would miss the rest of the game with an upper-body injury.
Both players received five-minute penalties for fighting, and Svechnikov was ultimately barred from returning.
Svechnikov scored two goals and tallied one assist in the Hurricanes' first two games in this series.
Carolina thrashed Washington 5-0 in Game 3 and the Capitals now lead the playoff series 2-1.
"First of all I hope he's okay", Ovechkin said. It's his first fight. So it's a little bit frustrating because he got hurt. "If that's the case, it's a little different". If you watch the video, he slashes him twice - Ovi, whack, whack - then Svech gets him back. Brind'Amour said he looks normal but assuming he's out for next game. He's played 90 games. "He has a special bond with our group, with me too", Brind'Amour said. So that stuff bothers me.
"I just hated seeing that". Brown, who had 19 goals and 35 points in 70 games in the minors, has one goal and one assist in 28 National Hockey League games.