Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Out Week-To-Week With Lower-Body Injury

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.

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.

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

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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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3 Responses to Capitals’ T.J. Oshie Out Week-To-Week With Lower-Body Injury

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cripes! What a crazy week for Osh.

  2. Diane Doyle says:

    I figure Oshie probably had to miss out on the Canine Photo Shoot. So no pictures of TJ in the Canine Calendar.

  3. Melissa says:

    Sprong has serious potential but no one can replace TJ. Damn.

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