T.J. Oshie Misses Capitals’ Morning Skate Due To Illness, Labeled As Game-Time Decision Against Hurricanes

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie missed the team’s morning skate at PNC Arena on Thursday due to an illness. Head coach Todd Reirden labeled him as a “game-time decision” for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Forward Tom Wilson skated in his spot on the top power-play unit while forward Brett Connolly stepped in for Wilson on the second. Forward Andre Burakovsky skated in Oshie’s spot alongside center Evgeny Kuznetsov and forward Carl Hagelin. More news heading into the Capitals-Hurricanes game can be found below:

The Capitals announced that they have selected defenseman Brooks Orpik as their nominee for the Bill Masterton Award, given to the player who has shown the most perseverance throughout the season. After missing 29 games due to a knee injury, the 36-year old has posted two goals, eight points, and a +4 rating this season.

Capitals Lines at Hurricanes


Todd Reirden’s Pregame Presser

Capitals Today

From Hurricanes’ Side

Goaltender Curtis McElhinney, who was named Carolina’s nominee for the Masterton Trophy, will start against the Capitals.

Win or not, the Hurricanes will do their final “storm surge” celebration of the season after the game. The team will not continue doing it during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, should they make it.

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1 Response to T.J. Oshie Misses Capitals’ Morning Skate Due To Illness, Labeled As Game-Time Decision Against Hurricanes

  1. hotgirl says:

    Nov 13: Oshie (concussion) took some contact at Thursday’s morning skate and could be an option for the Blues’ game against the Predators, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Oshie has been free of concussion symptoms for the last couple of days and was able to resuming practicing Wednesday, making it possibly that he might suit up if he continues to feel 100 percent once game time rolls around. However, because Thursday was his first day taking contact in a session that wasn’t especially rigorous, coach Ken Hitchcock and the Blues’ medical staff could exercise precaution and hold Oshie out for the eighth straight game. In any case, assuming he incurs no further setbacks with his recovery from the concussion, Oshie looks highly probable to be available for Saturday’s tilt against the Capitals at the latest. The Blues have already signaled that Oshie is close to a return with their decision to send Dmitrij Jaskin back to the minors Thursday.

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