News and Notes from Sunday’s Capitals Practice: Is T.J. Oshie Getting Closer to Returning?

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The Capitals had some impressive home cooking, going 4-1 in their five-game homestand. This stretch has catapulted them back to second place in the Metropolitan Division, just two points behind the Blue Jackets, after Columbus defeated Arizona yesterday. The Caps look to continue their positive momentum tomorrow night in Brooklyn as they take on the Islanders. They prepared for Monday’s brief road stop today at Kettler Capitals Iceplex before departing for New York. 

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INJURY UPDATES
T.J. Oshie appeared on the ice prior to practice. It’s his first time back on the ice skating around since leaving Monday’s game against the Sharks with an upper-body injury. Since then, Oshie has missed the last two games. He skated alone for a half hour.

Oshie remains day-to-day and he won’t be traveling with the team to Brooklyn.

NEWS
It is highly unlikely the Capitals will make a recall from Hershey. Their cap space, per Cap Friendly, is at 580,093.

The Capitals will begin this week with quick stop in Brooklyn on Monday night before coming back home to host the Avalanche the next night. The Caps then do the away and home switcheroo once again with a trip up to Boston Thursday night and then a home game on Saturday night against the Ducks.

SHAVINGS

  • Over the last 10 games. the Capitals are 8-2-0, one of three teams with eight wins in their last 10 efforts (Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings)
  • During the stretch, which began Nov. 18, the Capitals have 36 goals for and 23 against, which ranks seventh and fifth respectively in the NHL.
  • The Capitals have scored at least four goals in three straight games and five times over their last 10 games.

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