T.J. Oshie hit the ice Sunday in Arlington, where he skated on his own for about 30 minutes prior to Caps’ practice.
T.J. Oshie just took his first twirl on the ice since getting hurt last Monday, skating alone at KCI for about 30 minutes. He’s missed the last two games with an upper body injury. #Caps pic.twitter.com/lkW9ZeO57V— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎤🏒 (@TarikNBCS) December 10, 2017
Oshie has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury that he sustained against San Jose.
Sunday’s twirl marked Oshie’s first time on the ice since getting his head crunched against the boards by Joe Thornton on Monday.
A team spokesman said Oshie remains day-to-day and will not travel to Brooklyn with the team. The Caps play at the Islanders on Monday and host the Avalanche on Tuesday.
That means the cap-strapped Caps, who have won four straight games and seven of the past eight, do not currently have an extra forward. According to www.capfriendly.com, the team is $368,000 under the $75 million salary cap ceiling.
Injured players do not speak to the media until they’ve practiced fully with the team.
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