Capitals winger T.J. Oshie didn’t play the last 7:14 of Wednesday night’s preseason game against the New Jersey Devils as an injury precaution. Oshie attempted a hit along the wall, missed his target and instead made hard contact with the boards.

Oshie was evaluated by a trainer on the bench and Coach Barry Trotz told the star winger not to play for the rest of the game, not wanting to risk his health in a preseason game. The Capitals have an off-day Thursday and play their second-to-last exhibition Friday.

“I haven’t seen the trainers yet,” Trotz said when asked about Oshie’s status. “He was on the bench, and he was ready to go. I gave him a couple of shifts. But when the timeout came, he went and skated again, and I just said, ‘If there’s any doubt that you can hurt yourself or make it worse or something like that, you know we’re getting close to end of the preseason.’ There’s no sense risking it.

“I haven’t heard that it’s anything serious. But he is a big part of what we do, so I’ll check with the trainers and hopefully we’ll have an update for you, but I don’t think there’s anything too serious.”

Oshie scored a career-high 33 goals in 68 games last season, missing some time for a nagging shoulder injury and, later, a concussion. He is penciled in to play alongside center Nicklas Backstrom in the top-six forward corps, and in 15:20 of ice time Wednesday night, he had three shots on goal. Washington re-signed Oshie to an eight-year, $46 million deal this summer.

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