Video: Caps’ Oleksy fights to get off ice with broken skate


NHL players are so graceful on the ice, it’s easy to occasionally forget that they’re on skates. That changes quickly when something usual happens, particularly when a skate breaks, which is exactly what happened to Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy on Monday:

That’s not the only recent Capitals player who’s dealt with such a problem, as Tom Wilson struggled with a broken wheel of his own during the 2013 playoffs.

Someone, somewhere will try to use this as evidence that Washington has choppy ice, even though both incidents happened on the road …

(H/T to Puck Daddy.)