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

Reminder:

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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By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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