WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals are already without the services of Alex Ovechkin, and saw a big injury scare in the second period of Tuesday’s game, as T.J. Oshie left with an apparent injury. However, he soon returned to the ice as the team took a collective sigh of relief.
In the second period, Oshie was in the defensive zone and blocked a shot from Mat Barzal. He went down in a heap and was in visible discomfort, but fought through to finish the shift as the Islanders piled on the pressure.
After the whistle blew, Oshie took a moment and stayed down. The 34-year-old was slow to get up and managed to skate off under his own power, limping before heading immediately down the tunnel.
Oshie has been no stranger to injury this season. Several upper and lower-body ailments have limited him to just 41 games this season, where he has 24 points. Thankfully, he appears to be okay as the Capitals prepare for the start of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs with Ovechkin’s status up in the air.