Capitals' T.J. Oshie placed in NHL's COVID-19 protocol

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie is unavailable due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocol, the team announced Sunday.

Oshie joins teammates Garnet Hathaway (Dec. 6), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Dec. 15) and Nicklas Backstrom (Dec. 17) in protocol as the virus continues to spread across the league. The Capitals are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday at 7 p.m. -- one of four games of eight not yet postponed on the day.

The 34-year-old Oshie has already missed time with a lower-body injury this season, and he has 11 points in 14 games for the 18-5-7 Capitals.

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