T.J. Oshie 2023 Report Card

T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
T.J. Oshie, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

T.J. Oshie had another down season when it comes to injuries. But the Washington Capitals forward still had a good season. How good did he finish? He is next on our Capitals end of season player report cards.

In 58 games he scored 19 goals and 16 assists for 35 points which is 10 points and eight goals better than last year. Last year his injury was worse. This year though he did miss some time here and there before being shut down for the season to rest up for next year.

At five on five Oshie has a Corsi For percentage of 47.80 percent, an Expected Goals For percentage of 46.08 percent and a High Danger Chances For percentage of 48.82, via Natural Stat Trick.

During breakdown day Oshie revealed to the media that he had a procedure to address his lingering back injury and it was performed on that Friday that followed the conclusion of the season. He said it’s called double ablation.

He explained more:

"“Basically, relieving the pain in the two levels, or one level on both sides that has given me problems in the past. [It’s] not necessarily considered surgery, because I hopped up and drove home. Extremely minor. It was quick. It was like, five minutes.. from start time to start finish. I don’t think it’s simple, but to me, it seemed like it was just quick.”"

Breakdown day was a day after the surgery and Oshie mentioned that he felt great, “I mean, I feel already a light year’s difference than I did yesterday morning. So that’s good news for me moving forward. I think, is going to help any little minor things that could happen. I mean, I don’t have a lot of travel plans this summer. My plans are to train and be ready, like I haven’t been able to for four, five years.”

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Grade A-: Oshie did awesome despite battling that back injury and his numbers showed that. We hope for nothing more next season than a healthy Oshie.