T.J. Oshie, Dmitry Orlov Miss Practice On Thursday

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie (upper body) did not participate in the team’s practice on Thursday. Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (lower body) also missed practice. Both players are listed “day-to-day”.

Oshie left last night’s game against the Red Wings with 5:32 left in the second period, after taking a hit along the sideboards from Detroit’s Joseph Veleno.

The Capitals announced that the 35-year old would not return to the game and will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Oshie played in just 44 games (11g, 14a) last season after dealing with more than one injury. Oshie also had a procedure done during the off-season.

“It was just a core procedure that needed to get done. Happened at the end of March. Something that I played through. Got it done, I think, two or three weeks after the season ended. We’re almost kinda back to full. Didn’t do the skate test today, just didn’t want to get too sore for the practices, playing the real hockey.”

The Capitals wrap their preseason schedule on Saturday night when they host the Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena.

By Jon Sorensen

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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5 Responses to T.J. Oshie, Dmitry Orlov Miss Practice On Thursday

  1. novafyre says:

    This is why it is so important to get your prospects coached by the Caps, practicing with the Caps, playing games with the Caps. Injuries happen, suspensions happen. Subs will be needed. The more familiar the subs are with the Caps and the more familiar the Caps are with the subs, the more productive the subbing will be.

    Glad that it is day to day, but with the NHL’s opaque injury policy, that could still mean missing the start of the regular season.

  2. steven says:

    And so it begins, hopefully CMM or AJF or Protas are ready for playing time.

  3. DWGie26 says:

    it is going to be an interesting next few days. I wouldn’t want to be the GM right now. Will be interesting to see how he pieces it all together.

    No way Oshie plays in last game. May sit Orlov too just so you can see Gus (2LD) and LuJo (3LD).

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