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The biggest goal for every team in the preseason is to avoid injuries. While the Caps defeated the New York Islanders on Saturday night, they were not successful in their goal to stay healthy as Marcus Johansson and Madison Bowey both suffered injuries in the first period that forced them to miss the remainder of the game.

On Saturday, head coach Barry Trotz called both players "day-to-day" and said they would not be playing in Monday's preseason game against the St. Louis Blues.

"I would say they're a few days away," Trotz said Sunday after practice. "But both of them I believe are going to be on the ice tomorrow on their own."

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Johansson left the game after getting tangled up with Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock and falling awkwardly with his left leg extended.

Bowey suffered an upper-body injury on what Trotz estimated to be his fifth shift of the game.

Both players did not practice on Sunday.

In addition, Tom Wilson, who suffered an upper-body injury in the Caps' preseason opener against Carolina, practiced with the team but did not take part in the scrimmage.

 

"[Wilson's] limited contact," Trotz said. "He'll be on the ice tomorrow with the group."

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