Dmitry Orlov Will Travel With Team, T.J. Oshie Will Not

The Washington Capitals held an optional skate Saturday afternoon following their 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night. Dmitry Orlov skated while T.J. Oshie did not.

The team departs this afternoon on a three-game road trip with stops in Tampa (Sunday), Miami (Tuesday) and St. Louis (Thursday). The team said Orlov will travel with the team. T.J. Oshie will not.

Oshie has missed the last seven games since he sustained a lower body injury against the Predators in Nashville on October 29. Orlov has missed the last three games sustaining a lower body injury against the Arizona Coyotes on November 5.

The Capitals close-out their home-and-home set with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday in Tampa. Puck drop is set for 7PM.

By Jon Sorensen

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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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7 Responses to Dmitry Orlov Will Travel With Team, T.J. Oshie Will Not

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take “small steps in the right direction” for $100, Alex.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oshie’s injury is still a bit of a mystery. “Lower body” but was skating the other day. Probably didn’t go well.

  3. dwgie26 says:

    I think Oshie is going to have a long road back. Abdominal injuries (which I assume this is), can be easily aggravated. Best he just sits for a while. perhaps they don’t have LTIR room so he just sits on IR which still frees a roster spot. Salary Cap isn’t an issue unless we bring in another big contract.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      I didn’t hear abdominal, but thanks for update. Didn’t realize that was considered “lower body injury” as well. 👍

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m pretty sure the NHL considers anything from the nipples down to be “lower body”.

      • dwgie26 says:

        He had the groin injury. That all ties into abdominal. Could have a hernia from surgery. I really don’t know. But looking at how he pulled up and injury history, that is my best guess at lower body injury.

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