Mixed injury news for Capitals, including Oshie out week-to-week

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It’s quite an achievement that the Washington Capitals beat the Detroit Red Wings despite being down three forwards on Friday, but what about those injury implications?

Well, it appears to be a mixed bag, with the headline news being the least appetizing.

The Capitals consider T.J. Oshie out “week-to-week” with an upper-body injury, while Lars Eller‘s upper-body ailment is more of a day-to-day concern.

On the bright side, NHL.com’s Katie Brown ranks among those who note that Andre Burakovsky – the third of those Washington forwards to suffer a recent injury – was at least able to practice on Saturday morning.

“Week-to-week” is basically the scarier version of the often-frustrating “day-to-day” label. After all, weeks can turn to a month or months, for all we know.

That said, with all the significant players ruled out for months outright lately, maybe week-to-week isn’t so bad.

For Capitals fans who need a pick-me-up, how about this adorably goofy praise from Barry Trotz to Jay Beagle?

The world needs photo-heavy dictionaries, right?