The Washington Capitals will get a welcomed injection of offense tonight when T.J. Oshie returns to the lineup against the Boston Bruins (on NBCSN).
Oshie has missed the last seven games with an upper-body injury. The Caps went 3-3-1 without him. In their last four games, they’ve scored just six times.
With eight goals, Oshie is the Caps’ third-leading goal-scorer, after Alex Ovechkin (12) and Marcus Johansson, whose 11th tally of the season beat the Sabres Monday in overtime.
Oshie is expected to skate on a line with Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom. Washington’s other top line will feature Ovechkin with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams.
The Caps could also use some scoring from their bottom six, particularly from Andre Burakovsky and Lars Eller, who have just two goals each.
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