Just as the Washington Capitals announced that T.J. Oshie would miss his homecoming game against the Seattle Kraken with a lower-body injury, the team saw yet another injury. This time, it’s Conor Sheary.
Washington announced that Sheary will not play against the Kraken and is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Sheary had two goals just one night ago when the Capitals dominated the San Jose Sharks. He has scored four goals in his last five games.
Sheary was supposed to skate on the top line in Sunday’s showdown with Seattle along with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. He took part in warm-ups, where something must have gone wrong for the 29-year-old.
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With Sheary out, defenseman Dennis Cholowski will make his Capitals debut as the Capitals will dress 11 forwards and seven blueliners. Like Vitek Vanecek, he will also get his revenge game against Seattle, who originally took Cholowski from Detroit in the 2021 expansion draft. The Kraken placed him on waivers on Oct. 13, and the Capitals claimed him the following day.
Cholowski will get the opportunity to show what he can do in game action. The defense has been clicking so far this season, leading to little room for the 2016 first-rounder to draw in.