Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Carolina HurricanesPhoto: CBS Sports

On Friday, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie underwent surgery to repair a broken collarbone suffered from a crash into the end boards after a collision with Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele with 5:08 remaining in the third period of the team’s 2-1 loss in Game 4 of their First Round series with the Hurricanes. He was holding his arm while exiting the ice. Earlier on Saturday, it was reported that Oshie is done for the rest of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, though the Capitals did not rule out the possibility of him returning at some point this postseason depending on how far the team goes.

 

While he was unable to play on Saturday night, let alone show up at Capital One Arena, he fired up the fans on his Twitter feed and showed appreciation for “T.J. Oshie!” chants from the crowd during the game.

Capitals’ head coach Todd Reirden told reporters after Game 4 that Oshie was going to miss “a significant amount of time.” Oshie went to see doctors on Friday to see if the injury will require surgery. The Capitals are expected to make an official release on his injury later on Sunday.

Oshie, 32, posted 25 goals, 54 points, and a +5 rating in 69 games during the regular season and one goal, two points, and an even rating through four games in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Capitals are already without defenseman Michal Kempny, who underwent hamstring surgery on April 2 and will miss the remainder of the season.

With Oshie out, forward Tom Wilson took his spot on the top line for Saturday’s 6-0 win in Game 5 against the Hurricanes on Saturday. Forward Devante Smith-Pelly was recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Friday and played on the fourth line in Game 5.

Oshie missed 11 games earlier this season due to a concussion.

The Capitals lead the series 3-2 and can move on to the Second Round with a victory in Game 6 at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Monday (7 PM ET, NBCSN nationally, NBC Sports Washington locally).

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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4 Responses to Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Out Indefinitely With Broken Collarbone

  1. Anonymous says:

    I know.. some are saying Oshie is out rest of the year but Im the glass half full type& a collarbone recovery time is 4-8weeks. So Oshie could be back sometime in the playoffs if caps made it to the 3rd round or finals again, late May or June. Also Oshie has best Doctors available to him in the world he could get a Stem Cell injection, PRP Injection etc to speed up the healing process by 1-2 weeks etc

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