After missing over 10 games with a concussion, TJ Oshie is finally back and fully participating in practice.
Oshie was placed on the first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, and was in the bumper spot on the Caps first power play unit. If things go well, he’ll slot into the lineup against the Red Wings Tuesday night.
Capitals lines today
Burakovsky is out there, but not part of line rushes
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) December 10, 2018
While Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik are still sidelined with injuries, it appears Andre Burakovsky has been demoted, and could likely be a healthy scratch Tuesday night after getting top-line minutes in Wilson’s absence.
All signs pointing to Oshie playing tomorrow. For Burakovsky, that’s a big fall from the first line to potentially a healthy scratch. https://t.co/CTRPTvCeTW
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 10, 2018
Oshie’s return to the top power play should provide a boost to a unit that’s gone one for their last thirteen and three for their last twenty-four during Oshie’s absence.
— Erin_Wilson (@pacergal84) December 10, 2018
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