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Capitals’ T.J. Oshie out of playoffs with broken clavicle

April 21, 2019
Carolina Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho (20), of Finland, and Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie (77) chase the puck during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Carolina Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho (20), of Finland, and Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie (77) chase the puck during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle.

The team announced Oshie’s surgery Sunday afternoon. Coach Todd Reirden had already called Oshie out indefinitely earlier in the week.

Oshie was injured late in Game 4 at the Carolina Hurricanes on a hit from behind from Warren Foegele. Oshie went right shoulder-first into the boards, and Foegele was given a two-minute minor penalty for boarding.

The 32-year-old had 21 points in 24 games during Washington’s run to the Stanley Cup last year. He had 54 points in 69 regular-season games and two points in the first round before being injured.

It’s unclear whether Oshie will be ready for training camp, but the Capitals will have to continue in the playoffs without him. They won Saturday and lead their series with Carolina 3-2 with Game 6 on the road Monday and former coach Barry Trotz’s New York Islanders waiting in the second round.

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