The Capitals will be extremely shorthanded for the rest of their game against the Detroit Red Wings as T.J. Oshie, Lars Eller and Andre Burakovsky all suffered injuries.
Oshie and Eller have been declared out for the remainder of the game while Burakovsky is doubtful to retunr, according to the team.
#Caps TJ Oshie and Lars Eller will not return to tonight's game. Both players will be re-evaluated tomorrow.— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 19, 2016
#Caps Andre Burakovsky is listed as doubtful to return for tonight's game.— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 19, 2016
Should Burakovsky not return that would mean the Caps are down one full offensive line for 40 minutes.
Oshie took the worst of an open-ice collision with Riley Sheahan early in the period. He immediately dropped to his knees then slowly made his way over to the bench.
Lars Eller took only one shift on the night. While skating with the puck he took two hits from Tyler Bertuzzi. He looked a bit slow after the second hit and did not return to the ice after that shift.
Late in the period, Burakovsky was seen doubled over on the bench and went to the locker room soon after.