Chimera returned, but Oshie didn’t. The Capitals said they held him out for “precautionary reasons” and said whatever caused him to leave the ice wasn’t serious. Washington begins its first-round series with the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
“He’s fine,” Coach Barry Trotz said. “He just got tangled up with one of the guys there.”
Chimera joked with reporters that his mother called and that’s why he had to leave the ice.
The Capitals are fortunately healthy entering the postseason, with the entire roster available. Oshie scored a career-high 26 goals this season and finished with 51 points, a first-line right wing who also plays on the power play and penalty kill. He missed just two games, both due to the flu.