On Sunday, Robert Andino insisted he wasnt going to go on the disabled list.Hed hurt his left shoulder in the sixth inning trying to field Alex Avilas eventual RBI single. It was obvious he was hurt and was taken out of the game.Andino said he thought he would be out just a few days and, no he wasnt going on the disabled list. X-Rays were negative, Andino kept saying.On Monday, Andino had an MRI, and manager Buck Showalter told reporters in Minneapolis that Andino has been diagnosed with a strained shoulder, and would miss three to four weeks.Andinos shelving will create a roster spot for Zach Britton, who will be activated to start Tuesdays game.It should also give Steve Tolleson additional time on the roster. Hes in his third stint this season, and this one was supposed to be a short one. Tolleson was recalled on July 7 and probably would have been sent down on either Tuesday or Wednesday. Ryan Flaherty can play there, too.Now, the unlucky man is likely to be Miguel Socolovich wholl probably go back to Norfolk when Tommy Hunter is likely to be promoted to start on Wednesday.
The Washington Capitals (3-2-2) head to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada after an overtime/shootout loss against the Florida Panthers last Friday.
The Caps are determined to avoid the devastation they felt in the first period when they gave away four goals to the Panthers. They will need to focus in the power plays and avoid penalties at all costs.
Many fans were looking forward to the reunion with former player Jay Beagle, who is now centerman for the Canucks, but he is unfortunately out on injury. However you can look out for Caps Nic Dowd, who will have his own homecoming game against his former team.
Here is everything you need to know about Capitals vs. Canucks which takes place at 10:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. Vancouver Canucks, Game 8 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
When: Monday, October 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Capitals vs. Canucks game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Washington Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Canucks on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM
CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS SCHEDULE
9:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live
9:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
10:00 PM: Capitals vs. Canucks
12:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
CAPITALS vs. CANUCKS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Lars Eller, F, Capitals: In his last game, he had a three-point night with three assists. He is a messaive help and shined within the trio of Vrana and Connoly on Friday.
Tim Schaller, F, Canucks: He was struggling in the preseason but came back with a vengeance. He assisted with a penatly kill and is a key component in fourth line.
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The Wizards head to the West Coast to open a road swing against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Wizards (0-2) are looking for their first win when the head into Portland to face Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers (2-0).
After this game, the Wizards have a tough stretch ahead of them before playing in D.C. again, playing at: Golden State, Sacramento, LA (Lakers) and Memphis.
WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Wizards vs. Miami Heat, 2018 NBA regular season Game 3
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Ore.
When: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: The Wizards vs. Trail Blazers will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can live stream Wizards vs. Trail Blazers on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the new MyTeams App.
Radio: Wizards Radio Network, 1500 AM
WIZARDS vs. TRAIL BLAZERS TV SCHEDULE
8:30 PM: D.C. Sports Live (LIVE)
9:00 PM: Wizards Outsiders (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Wizards Pregame Live (LIVE)
10:00 PM: Wizards @ Portland Trail Blazers (LIVE)
WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS INJURY REPORT:
Wizards: Dwight Howard remains day-to-day with a back injury.
Trail Blazers: None
WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Bradley Beal, Wizards: After becoming the Wizards franchise leader in 3 points on Saturday, it is likely Beal will have a lot to prove to help the team get its first win.
Otto Porter, Jr., Wizards: Porter has had a slow start, so will he take more shots in Portland?
Damian Lillard, Portland: The Blazers' star is leading the way this season averaging 28.5 ppg and 6.5 assists per game.
WIZARDS vs. BLAZERS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 111 games
Regular Season Record: Blazers lead 57-54
Last Meeting: Wizards won 106-92 in December 2017