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Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Oshie in the news, injured players on the mend and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • The multifaceted T.J. Oshie:
  • ... indispensable as we learn how his teammates lobbied team management to re-sign him as free agency loomed... [WaPo]
  • ... landed gentry as the DC real estate blogs reveal the newly-purchased Stately Oshie Manor... [Curbed DC]
  • ... and a venture capitalist as he has partnered with pitcher Dallas Keuchel and a pair of NFL’ers investing in a new ... baseball cap liner? [Forbes, NoSweat]
  • Frustration is mounting along with the undeserved losses for the generally reserved goalie Philipp Grubauer. [NBCSW, Kukla’s Korner, DC Puck Drop]
  • Barry Trotz gave updates for some of the Caps’ injured players, and there looks to be some light at the end of the tunnel. Brett Connolly, Tyler Graovac and Matt Niskanen have moved from “week-to-week” to “day-to-day” but none has yet practiced with the team. Andre Burakovsky is on the shelf until sometime in December, and we’ll know more about Madison Bowey at practice today. [NoVa Caps]
  • “I don’t know why I have to fight in that instance. To me, that’s textbook. Everything I’ve been told about instigating, that’s what that is. It’s frustrating from that standpoint.” Tom Wilson fought Jake McCabe on Tuesday night, and still isn’t sure why. [NBCSW]
  • Caps vs. the Trap. [NoVa Caps]
  • 0-15. That’s the number of DC home wins vs. pro sports teams from Dallas since 2013. Nutty, nu? [DC Sports Bog]
  • Finally, happy 23rd birthday to Zach Sanford.