News and Notes from Friday’s Capitals Practice: Did T.J. Oshie Fully Participate? Where’s Brooks Orpik?

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The Capitals picked up a big 5-3 win last night over Boston to continue their dominance over the Bruins. Prior to the game Barry Trotz said that there was a possibility that T.J. Oshie would fully participate in Friday’s practice but didn’t commit to it. Was Oshie there skating with the team? What jersey was he sporting? Here are today’s news and notes from Friday’s practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex

T.J. Oshie was listed day-to-day with an upper body injury after being hit along the boards by Joe Thornton last Monday night. Since then, he has missed the last five games. This week, beginning on Sunday, Oshie has skated around before practice and even participated in the team’s optional skate on Tuesday morning wearing a green jersey.

Today he came on the ice and skated around two hours before the 11:30 scheduled practice time wearing a green jersey. Oshie continued to skate on his own with a half hour prior to practice.

Oshie would then practice his shots on both goalies.

Oshie also joined his teammates for the early stages of practice, still wearing the green jersey, but left the ice early 20 minutes through the session. Trotz said after practice that Oshie won’t play tomorrow night against the Ducks.



Brooks Orpik wasn’t practicing with the Capitals today. He is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury.

Trotz said after practice that they’ll know more tomorrow about the status of Orpik.


  • The Capitals have won eight of their last 10 games, good for 16 points, the second-highest point total of any team during that stretch (Los Angeles Kings: 8-1-1, 17 points).
  • The Capitals have recorded 38 goals over the last 10 games which began Nov. 24 vs Tampa Bay, which is the second-most goals scored since Nov. 24.
  • Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in points since Nov. 24 (8 goals, 6 assists) and has 16 even-strength goals this season, which matches his total from the 2016-17 campaign.


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