TJ Oshie was one of the Capitals’ best players during their Stanley Cup run in 2018, scoring 21 points in 24 games. This year, if the Caps are to repeat, they’ll likely have to do it without him.
On Saturday, Caps head coach Todd Reirden announced that Oshie will miss Game Five and is out “indefinitely.”
Reirden’s comments come at the 4:42 mark.
“I don’t have an official update on it yet,” Reirden said. “I know that he’s out indefinitely and will not play tonight. We’ll have a little bit more of a timeframe in, I’d say a day, two days.”
The Washington Post reported that Oshie is “unlikely” to play again in the postseason, citing multiple sources, and the forward left Game Four in a sling.
Oshie skated off the ice holding his right arm. Foegele was given a two-minute minor for boarding and escaped supplemental punishment from the Department of Player Safety the next day.
“I can give you a quick recap of what happened there,” Reirden said after the game that night. “A defenseless player quite a distance from the boards. It’s an extremely dangerous play and he will not be our team with a while. He will not be playing anytime soon… We won’t be having one of our key players for quite some time.”
Alex Ovechkin echoed his coach calling the play was “dirty.”
“I don’t want to comment this, but we try to avoid that [hit]. We have all these meetings. GMs makes meetings. Referees watch the videos. [Then] it’s two minutes,” Ovechkin said. “The guy hurt. It’s dirty play. Not two minutes. A different call.”
The last injured player the Caps said would be out indefinitely was Michal Kempny. Nearly two weeks after the defenseman went down, the Capitals PR announced the defenseman would be out four to six months after suffering a torn left hamstring.
Get well soon, TJ.
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