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Capitals Down To 11 Forwards As Oshie Leaves With Injury vs. Islanders

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Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has not had additional expansion draft talks with the team.

The Washington Capitals were already shorthanded heading into Saturday’s matinee with the New York Islanders. And now, they’re down to 11 forwards as T.J. Oshie left the game with an upper-body injury.

T.J. Oshie, who started on the first line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin, played just 1:46 and skated in two shifts before heading down the tunnel to the dressing room. The team announced he will not return.

In the meantime, it appears a number of forwards are stepping up to fill that void, including Aliaksei Protas, Tom Wilson and Daniel Sprong.

Oshie has faced a lot of adversity this season, falling prey to a number of injuries. Most recently, he was on COVID-19 protocol and then had a lengthy bout with the flu.

It’s a tough loss for the Capitals, who are already without Conor Sheary and Carl Hagelin. Oshie has five goals and 13 points in just 17 games this season, including four points in his last five games.

It is unclear what the exact injury is. However, on the broadcast, Oshie was shown wincing after trying to catch a high puck in front of the net.

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