The Washington Capitals announced on Thursday that right-wing T.J. Oshie will be out week-to-week with a lower-body injury sustained in the team’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.
Injury update: #Caps forward T.J. Oshie sustained a lower body injury on Wednesday vs. Detroit. He is listed as week-to-week
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 28, 2021
The 34-year-old played 18:31 and tallied one assist, a -2 rating, two shots, and two blocked shots in Wednesday’s game. The team did not specify the type of injury, but Oshie did suffer an apparent injury by blocking a shot from Red Wings defenseman Danny Dekeyser in the third period and limped to the Capitals’ bench, but played shifts after that.
Oshie is in walking boot and on crutches, I’m told. #Caps
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) October 28, 2021
In seven games this season, Oshie has recorded four goals (third on the team) and six points (fourth).
Right-wing Daniel Sprong was a healthy scratch on Wednesday and will most likely replace Oshie. In addition, centers Connor McMichael and Hendrix Lapierre will likely become NHL regulars for a little while.
The Capitals are already without center Nicklas Backstrom, the team’s leading point scorer from last season, due to a hip injury and he will not be eligible to return until at least Saturday, November 6 vs. the Philadelphia Flyers due to long-term injured reserve requirements. Though, the 33-year-old has yet to skate with the team yet.
The Capitals host the Arizona Coyotes at Capital One Arena on Friday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).
By Harrison Brown