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. 



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.

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.


  • 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.


By Michael Marzzacco

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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