One more piece of news on a very busy Saturday night. Washington Post columnist Barry Svrluga reports via Twitter that TJ Oshie broke his collarbone in Game Four.
So that’s horrible.
Update, Sunday, 12:30 PM: The Capitals confirm that Oshie fractured his right clavicle and had surgery to repair it.
#Caps forward TJ Oshie underwent a successful surgical procedure on his fractured right clavicle. Oshie is expected to be out indefinitely.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 21, 2019
T.J. Oshie suffered a broken collarbone, in Game 4 according to two people with direct knowledge of the injury. He will almost certainly miss the remainder of the playoffs. An announcement could on the severity could come tomorrow.
— Barry Svrluga (@barrysvrluga) April 21, 2019
Broken collarbones can take up to two months to properly heal, meaning Oshie will almost certainly not be available to play again this postseason. This recovery time would match up with Todd Reirden’s characterization of the Oshie’s injury immediately after Game Four and his doubtful prognosis for a return later in the week. A broken collarbone would also be consistent with Oshie’s reaction to the hit: cradling his arm so it would not pull on his clavicle.
Oshie’s injury was the result of boarding by Carolina forward Warren Foegele. Foegele received a two-minute penalty for the hit but no supplemental discipline
Oshie scored one goal and one assist in four playoff games.
Washington responded to Oshie’s absence well, winning 6-0 over Carolina in Game Five. During that game, Capital One Arena erupted in a “TJ Oshie” cheer.
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