Capitals

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T.J. Oshie took a very awkward looking hit from Joe Thornton in the second period of Monday's game between the San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals that sent Oshie down to the ice.

Oshie went in for a hit on Logan Couture but the hit left him off balance and falling. With Oshie low to the ice, a trailing Thornton hit Oshie's head straight into the boards...with his butt.

Watch it here.

Oshie was eventually able to leave the ice under his own power, but he immediately went down the tunnel and the Caps announced he would not return for the third.

Oshie has 10 goals and 13 assists this season and is the unquestioned energy leader of the Caps. Losing him for any period of time would be a serious blow to Washington team that was really starting to roll with its top-six production.