T.J. Oshie, Vitek Vanecek and Justin Schultz Practice In Full Contact Jerseys

The Washington Capitals returned to work on Monday following a few days off over the weekend. Forward T.J. Oshie, goaltender Vitek Vanecek and defenseman Justin Schultz all participated in the practice. 

Anthony Mantha skated at Capitals practice in a light blue non-contact jersey. It was the first time he’s participated in a team skate since his shoulder surgery in early Nov.

Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette didn’t have much additional information about Oshie, Vanecek, Schultz following practice. Their status for Thursday’s game in New York is still up in the air. Caps are expected to practice Tues/Wed as well.

Today was the first time all season the Capitals had their entire optimal lineup on the ice for practice together.

The Capitals next face the Rangers in New York on Thursday.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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2 Responses to T.J. Oshie, Vitek Vanecek and Justin Schultz Practice In Full Contact Jerseys

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hopefully all three can go against the Rangers on Thursday. Big game.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Things are looking up. Part of this feels planned, rest players until after the Olympic break. Particularly when you consider a number of the players said they were worn down during the playoffs last season.

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