TJ Oshie, second on the Capitals in goals (10) and third on the team in points (23), left last night’s game in the second period after having his head crunched into the boards by Joe Thornton.
After making his wobbly way off the ice, Oshie did not return. On Tuesday morning, the Capitals announced Oshie would miss the team’s regularly scheduled practice. He is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
T.J. Oshie will not take part in the Capitals' Tuesday practice. He is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 5, 2017
Oshie missed 14 games last season due to an injury that some team members described as a concussion.
Chandler Stephenson, who missed Monday night’s game, returned to practice and could replace Oshie in the lineup, if necessary, Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Stephenson (upper body) has rejoined the #Caps for today’s practice.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikNBCS) December 5, 2017
Andre Burakovsky, out with a fractured thumb, also returned to practice and rotated in on rushes with the team’s second line of Jakub Vrana, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Alex Chiasson.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 5, 2017
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