NHL Injury News: T.J. Oshie out indefinitely, Seth Jones will miss weeks, and more
The NHL Injury list continues to grow with more star players being added almost daily.
On Monday, the Washington Capitals announced that forward T.J. Oshie will be out for an extended period of time. He and John Carlson join fellow Caps’ Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom, who are both recovering from offseason surgery.
Also, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they will be without the services of defenseman Seth Jones for several weeks.
NHL Injury: T.J. Oshie out
Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie is sidelined indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the team said Monday.
Defenseman John Carlson is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will not play Monday night at Carolina.
Both players were injured during the first period of Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Nashville.
Oshie, 35, has two goals and three assists in five games this season, his eighth with Washington and 15th in the NHL.
Carlson, 32, has two goals and four assists through nine games this season, his 14th with the Capitals.
The Capitals are already playing without forwards Tom Wilson (knee), Nicklas Backstrom (hip) and Connor Brown (lower body), who are all on injured reserve. Forward Carl Hagelin (hip) is also out indefinitely.
Seth Jones out with thumb injury
The Chicago Blackhawks announced Sunday that defenseman Seth Jones had a right thumb injury that would keep him out for three to four weeks.
“That’s a big blow to our team. Feel bad for him,” head coach Luke Richardson said. “He was playing well and playing a lot. It’s always a big blow to an athlete when they put all that training in and get hurt, especially early in the season, but hopefully it’s not too long, and we’ll just try and kind of shift things around a little bit, especially on special teams.
It was not immediately clear when or how Jones hurt the thumb. He appeared in the Blackhawks’ most recent game, a 4-3 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, and skated for 24:08 of ice time.
Jones, 28, has recorded four assists over eight games to start his second season with the Blackhawks. Chicago traded for Jones ahead of the 2021-22 season and signed him to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension.
In 666 career games over parts of 10 seasons with the Nashville Predators (2013-16), Columbus Blue Jackets (2016-21) and Chicago, Jones has 341 points (70 goals, 271 assists) as well as 1,082 blocked shots and 340 takeaways. He was an NHL All-Star in the 2017-18 season.
Mark Borowiecki on IR
The Nashville Predators placed defenseman Mark Borowiecki on injured reserve Monday with an upper-body injury.
The team recalled defenseman Jordan Gross from the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in a corresponding move.
Borowiecki has been out since leaving Nashville’s Oct. 22 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on a stretcher. He was in an awkward position when he was checked into the boards by Flyers forward Morgan Frost in a routine play, with no penalty called.
Borowiecki, 33, has no points and 12 penalty minutes in four games this season, his third with Nashville and 12th in the NHL. He has 56 career points (15 goals, 41 assists) and 848 penalty minutes in 458 games with the Ottawa Senators and Predators.
Gross, 27, has four assists in 10 career games with the Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche. He tallied one goal and six assists in six games with Milwaukee this season.
–Field Level Media