The Washington Capitals placed right-wing T.J. Oshie on injured reserve due to a lower-body injury sustained in the team’s 4-0 win at the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The 34-year-old did not play in the Capitals’ 5-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken on Sunday.
Injured reserve rules state that Oshie must miss at least seven days, meaning he will be eligible to return at the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Saturday marked the first time Oshie played in 10 games after sustaining a foot injury.
The Capitals recalled right-wing Beck Malenstyn and center Michael Sgarbossa prior to their game against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington) and both will supposedly draw into the lineup.
Oshie, who has four goals and seven points in eight games this season, was on the ice during Wednesday’s morning skate.
The Capitals also host the Florida Panthers on Friday.
By Harrison Brown
More time for the prospects. It’s amazing we are playing so well without the stars.
I agree a million percent
i don’t understand why oshie was rushed back. should have put him on ltir to bank space and return him when ready
It was a different injury, I believe.
Same injury happened before Halloween his foot I think was seriously hurt. The main thing you need is your feet ya got to skate 😂 they need to ease these players back in as well.
I’m thinking he tweaked it AGAIN. But who really knows. I think they’re putting them back way too early did usually say 6-8 weeks and it surely hasn’t been 8 weeks and that’s just to walk on it. He’s skating! They need to give them a chance to get healthy and not just toss them to the wolves
I was thinking that too