Braden Holtby and Michal Kempny were both unable to suit up in Wednesday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. When the actual puck was dropped, things did not get any better for the Capitals.
In the first period, Washington lost their top point-getter Evgeny Kuznetsov to injury after a head shot. In the waning minutes of the game, star forward TJ Oshie, who has had at least four documented concussions in his career, was dropped on his head by defenseman Josh Morrissey.
“You can tell he’s not right over there on the bench,” the Jets play-by-play announcer said. After the game, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden mentioned Oshie was injured late in the game, but did not have an update on his condition.