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T.J. Oshie has surgery on injured clavicle

T.J. Oshie has surgery on injured clavicle

Caps forward T.J. Oshie underwent surgery on his right clavicle, the team announced on Sunday. 

Oshie was injured in Game 4 of the team’s series against Carolina when Hurricanes' forward Warren Foegele cross-checked Oshie in the back, resulting in him being knocked over face-first into the boards, appearing to strike them with his right shoulder and in a large amount of pain.

The team responded in Game 5 back at Capital One Arena, crushing Carolina 6-0 to take a 3-2 series lead.

As the game drew to a close, the fans on deck in the nation's capital, including Redskins' linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, began chanting Oshie's name, and it will give you chills.

The Caps will look to close out the series in Carolina on Tuesday.

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Why Daron Payne switched to No. 94 as soon as it was available

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Why Daron Payne switched to No. 94 as soon as it was available

Redskins' defensive lineman Daron Payne will be sporting a new number in his second season, reverting back to No. 94 after playing his rookie season in the Burgundy and Gold at No. 95.

Payne, who had preferred No. 94 through his days in high school as well as while down in Tuscaloosa as a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, didn't have the option to choose it after being selected 13th by the Redskins in the 1st Round of the 2018 NFL Draft, as the number was already claimed by then-Redskin Preston Smith, who had chosen it three years earlier.

With Smith off to Green Bay, Payne pounced on the opportunity to shift back to the jersey number that he'd gone with for so long before coming to the nation's capital. 

Payne performed admirably in his inaugural season with Washington, recording 35 solo tackles, five sacks, and one forced fumble, while suiting up in all 16 games and receiving praise for his outstanding play from the Pro Football Writers Association as one of the premier up-and-coming interior linemen in the NFL.

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A clubhouse arcade and Nike shoes are making ex-Nat Gio Gonzalez quite popular in Triple-A

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A clubhouse arcade and Nike shoes are making ex-Nat Gio Gonzalez quite popular in Triple-A

Gio Gonzalez has made quite the first impression for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate in Scranton after splurging on Nike sneakers for every member of the team.

The veteran left-hander signed a minor league deal with the Yankees on March 19. The 33-year-old Gonzalez will find out shortly whether the Yankees plan to keep him long term, as his contract has an opt-out clause dated for April 20. 

Gonzalez is currently with NY's Triple-A Affiliate in Scranton, the RailRiders, and he's quickly becoming a favorite in the clubhouse. 

Since the season began, the left-hander has purchased Nike sneakers for all his Scranton teammates, as well as installing a "Street Fighter" arcade game for the clubhouse.

Gonzalez has impressed the RailRiders manager in his brief time with the club.

"Even in the minor leagues, he’s still getting after it," manager Jay Bell said. "His work days have been great. He’s preparing himself well. He’s preparing for excellence. I think the guys are drawn to him.”

Gonzalez, who spent the better half of six-and-a-half seasons with the Nationals, was traded to Milwaukee late last season, and is focused on making his way back to the major leagues.

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