Oshie returned to the game, and on a power play in the last six minutes of the second period, he fell to the ice after a cross-check to the back by Phaneuf. Oshie stayed on the ice for the power play before returning to the bench and then going back to the locker room for a second time that period. He did not return to the game.
Through 32 games this season, Oshie has 13 goals and seven assists. The Capitals have been the healthiest team in the league with just nine man-games lost to injury, and recent call-up Liam O’Brien gives Washington an extra forward for the trip.
But with several players on the team battling flu-like symptoms and Oshie’s availability in question for Monday’s game, will Trotz consider recalling another forward from the American Hockey League?
“We’ve got a bus ride here [to Montreal], and I’ll talk to our trainers and see what we’re going to do,” Trotz said. “We have a day to decide that.”