The big news out of today’s practice for the Washington Capitals is that T.J. Oshie didn’t participate and the team announced that he’s “day to day with an upper body injury.” He’s also doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Blackhawks. This comes after San Jose’s Joe Thornton slammed Oshie rather aggressively into the boards causing him to leave last night’s game. There was a lot of talk at practice today about whether or not Thornton would be suspended what Caps fans are describing as a dirty hit.
It’s also worth noting that Andre Burakovsky, who’s been out with a thumb injury, participated in today’s practice. So did Chandler Stephenson who missed yesterday’s game with an upper body injury. According to Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post, coach Barry Trotz said he expects Stephenson to play tomorrow night but it would be a stretch for Burakovsky to make it back to game action that quickly.
Here are some photos from today’s practice: