Injured defenseman Christian Djoos took the ice before Capitals practice on Saturday. NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti shared a video of Djoos’ doing drills and shooting against an unknown goaltender.
The Swede appears to have ramped up his skating since first jumping back on the ice nearly a week ago.
Capitals D Christian Djoos (thigh surgery) skating and shooting on mystery goalie. He resumed skating about a week ago. Capitals practice at 11:30 am pic.twitter.com/QfvZpkHkuY
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) January 19, 2019
Djoos has been out since suffering a left thigh injury against the Detroit Red Wings on December 11. That injury then turned into compartment syndrome, forcing the third pairing defenseman to go under the knife two days later.
Capitals head coach Todd Reirden said Djoos would be out “a substantial number of weeks” and other NHL players who have suffered compartment syndrome have missed months.
Djoos has missed five weeks of games (17) so far, but his exertion Saturday suggests he will likely be able to return this season.
Headline photo: @TomGulittiNHL
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