TJ Oshie Poised for Return

t-j-oshie-washington-capitals-practice-jpgIt looks like TJ Oshie is extremely close to rejoining the Capitals starting lineup, and could do so as early as tomorrow night when the Caps host the Boston Bruins at Verizon Center.

TJ Oshie returned to practicing with the starting lines this morning, and did so without removing himself from the full-contact portion of practice, as he has done over the past week. The Caps practice lines this morning:

CSN’s Jill Sorensen captured a bit of video of Oshie working with the team this morning, on a line with Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson.

Oshie originally sustained an “upper body injury” against the Red Wings on November 18th, and as a result, has missed seven straight games.

Oshie said today this was his first full practice. He took contact yesterday and today. Oshie stated he feels great but the final decision is Trotz’s to make.

Nothing official has been announced by Barry Trotz or the Capitals, however, it looks like all the signs are in place for Oshie to return tomorrow night.

TJ Oshie interview after practice today:


Oshie also assumed his original spot on the top power play unit this morning in practice.

It looks like Andre Burakovsky could be a healthy scratch tomorrow night. Burakovsky has been struggling since he scored two goals on opening night in Pittsburgh.

By Jon Sorensen

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Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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