The Washington Capitals announced that right-wing T.J. Oshie will not return due to an upper-body injury for Saturday’s matinee game against the New York Islanders at USB Arena.
INJURY UPDATE: #Caps TJ Oshie will not return (upper body)
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) January 15, 2022
According to Samantha Pell of The Washington Post, Oshie played roughly four minutes and missed shifts, including that on the power-play.
Not sure why Oshie has been missing shifts here, but his last shift was around the 4-min mark of the first.
Oshie isn’t on the PP.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) January 15, 2022
Prior to puck drop, the team also announced that left-wing Conor Sheary is unavailable due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. He and defenseman John Carlson were not on the ice for warmups as they were awaiting test results, but Carlson was cleared to play.
Tough season for T.J. Oshie, who left after two shifts today with an upper body injury.
Played 6 games
Missed 10 with LBI
Back for 1 game
Missed 6 with LBI
Played 6 games
Entered COVID protocol
Played 2 games
Missed 3 with flu
Played 2 games (2 shifts in 2nd game
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) January 15, 2022
The Capitals lead 1-0 after the first period.
By Della Young
If not for bad luck, TJ Oshie would have no luck at all
This guy simply cannot catch a break…played 2 shifts and POOF:(
I wonder if he’s even played 6 games for us this year??
“Officially”, he has played in 17 games but just one in November and one in January and a long space in December.
Love TJ but time to trade him and go with Protas
At 35, the time may be getting near. Need to make a call this summer.
Shame that all the injuries adn salary make him almost impossible to trade and get anything for; unless he comes back and scores 10 goals in 10 games and someone really thinks at 35 he is worth the chance to get The Cup. maybe time for both he and Backy to consider retirement before they are not able to walk anymore!