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Capitals Injury Update: Latest On Oshie, Concern Level

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.



The Washington Capitals had some news on the T.J. Oshie front on Sunday, as they announced that the 35-year-old is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He is not taking part in the team's optional practice.

After skating just 7:04 minutes against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, Oshie pulled up while backchecking and appeared to be in visible discomfort. He went to the bench and stood for a moment, leaning on his stick. He then slowly made his way down the tunnel while using the boards for help. He did not return to action.

Head coach Peter Laviolette didn't have much of an update on Oshie after the 5-2 wi, but said there's "always a concern" given Oshie's adversity in recent years.

"The way he left, he's got some sort of upper-body injury and we'll go back and assess it and see how he is tomorrow," Laviolette said on Saturday. "I don't know if it's identical or exact [to the Nashville injury], but I think just because of the history, you are just a little bit more concerned after that."

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Oshie suffered a similar ailment against the Predators back on Oct. 29 that held him out for nearly a month and 11 games total. Washington won just two games over that stretch. He has played in just 21 games this season, picking up 11 points. His return has been vital to the team, as they have gone 9-3-1 with him in the lineup (including Saturday).

In addition to Oshie, Washington also announced that Nic Dowd is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He did not play on Saturday.