T.J. Oshie won’t suit up tonight in Montreal, but Tom Wilson is good to go, coach Barry Trotz told reporters at Bell Centre.
Both Oshie (upper body injury) and Wilson (lower body) took part in the morning skate. The right wingers got hurt in Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Senators.
Pressed for a prognosis on Oshie, Trotz would only classify the Caps’ third-leading goal scorer (13) as “day to day.” Asked if Oshie aggravated the shoulder injury that caused him to miss seven games earlier this season, Trotz again said, “Day-to-day.”
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As for Wilson’s status, Trotz would only say, “He’s fine.” Wilson, who was struck by an Erik Karlsson shot on a late penalty kill Saturday, was unable to practice Sunday.
“It was obviously pretty painful but the trainers got me ready to go,” Wilson told reporters after the skate. “If you want to block it, if you want to get in the way of it, there’s a pretty good chance it’s going hurt. It’s part of the gig.”
As a precaution, the Caps summoned Paul Carey from Hershey on Sunday. The team had previously recalled Liam O’Brien, who was a healthy scratch in Ottawa.
Either Carey or O’Brien will get into the lineup against the Atlantic Division-leading Habs, but Trotz said the decision would not be revealed until pregame warmups.
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