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Capitals Provide Update On Oshie, Not Expecting Him Back Before All-Star Break



Capitals forward T.J. Oshie

The Washington Capitals haven’t seen T.J. Oshie in a bit, and head coach Peter Laviolette isn’t expecting him back before the 2022 NHL All-Star Break.

Oshie is currently on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury was listed as day-to-day, but Laviolette said at this point, listing him as week-to-week would be a fair assessment.

“I would say that would be a correct answer,” Laviolette said with regard to Oshie not playing before the All-Star break, adding, “He’s not out there. I don’t expect that we’ll see him [before the break].”

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The last time No. 77 played was on Jan. 15 on Long Island, when he skated 1:46 before leaving the ice and not returning after an apparent injury.

The 34-year-old did make an appearance prior to an optional skate toward the end of the month. However, he left after individual work and hasn’t skated with the team since.

Oshie has been on the injured reserve four times this season and has dealt with upper and lower-body ailments, as well as bouts with COVID-19 and the flu. Despite playing in just 18 games, Oshie has made the most of his time in the lineup with 13 points.

With Oshie out, Washington continues to make do without him, relying on Joe Snively to help fill the void on the right side. The Herndon, V.A. native has two points in two games so far, and Laviolette has liked the speed the youngster has brought to the table.

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