Capped-out Capitals will play with 17 skaters against Islanders with Ovechkin, Oshie, Mantha, TvR and Dowd out of lineup
The Washington Capitals will kick off the final week of their regular season with a home matchup vs the New York Islanders on Monday night. The Caps took the ice for their morning skate before the game and absent again was captain Alex Ovechkin.
According to the Washington Post’s Roman Stubbs, Ovechkin will miss his second-straight game due to an upper-body injury. Ovechkin has not skated since April 6 in Montreal.
Unfortunately for the Caps, Ovi’s absence was only the start of their woes as they will also be without TJ Oshie, Anthony Mantha, Nic Dowd, and Trevor van Riemsdyk against the Islanders.