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BREAKING: Oshie Exits Capitals’ Preseason Tilt With Upper-Body Injury



Capitals forward T.J. Oshie

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Capitals lost a big name in Wednesday’s preseason tilt against the Detroit Red Wings, as T.J. Oshie exited the game in the second period with an upper-body injury.

Oshie will not return to Wednesday’s tilt and will be re-evaluated on Thursday, per the team.

In the second period, the 35-year-old was racing for the puck along the boards in the offensive zone when he took a hit from behind by Joe Veleno. He went to the bench in visible pain and subsequently went down the tunnel. It is unclear at this time how severe the injury is or what the exact injury was.

Oshie has faced adversity and numerous injuries recently. He was limited to just 44 games last season as he dealt with upper and lower-body ailments. Oshie still finished with 25 points and also had seven points in six playoff games. No. 77 also underwent core surgery prior to the 2022-23 campaign.

To fill his void on the second line, Aliaksei Protas took his place alongside Dylan Strome and Joe Snively.