The Washington Capitals have lost another forward to injury.
The Caps — already without forwards Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Evgeny Kuznetsov — lost TJ Oshie after the right winger suffered what appears to be an ankle injury late in the second injury.
T.J. Oshie goes down awkwardly after getting tangled up with Aube-Kubel in the corner. pic.twitter.com/PwSzKYAUnl
— Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) May 9, 2021
Oshie got tangled up with Nicolas Aube-Kubel in the corner. Oshie’s right skate appeared to get caught in a rut as his body continued moving forward. Oshie returned to the bench but hobbled off the bench and down the runway for intermission.
The Capitals later announced Oshie would not return with a lower-body injury.
#Caps TJ Oshie sustained a lower body injury and will not return.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) May 9, 2021
Oshie’s injury comes after Tom Wilson left the game in the first period after clanging legs with Aube-Kubel in the neutral zone. Wilson returned in the second period, but looked hobbled and not himself.
The Capitals, who have only one game left in the regular season before the playoffs, are missing almost all of their top-tier players. They already started tonight’s game down one forward.
WSH's top point-getters
Backstrom – injured
Carlson – injured
Oshie – injured
Ovechkin – injured
Wilson – playing through it?
Kuznetsov – covid
Vrana – traded
— RMNB (@russianmachine) May 9, 2021
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.