He will be in the lineup Saturday for Game 5 of the Caps' first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, coach Todd Reirden told reporters Friday. The series is tied 2-2.
Reirden told reporters Friday that Oshie is seeing doctors, and the team would know more about his status in the next few days. He missed 12 games during the regular season as he dealt with symptoms from a concussion.
Oshie took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon ahead of Game 5.
Thanks to everyone for the get well wishes. I'm in good hands with our training staff, doctors and especially mama bear at home with her 2 little helpers. DC I need you to make some noise tonight for my boys. I want to hear you through the TV. #ALLCAPS #Back2Back @Capitals— TJ Oshie (@TJOshie77) April 20, 2019
Smith-Pelly, who spent the last two months of the season with the Hershey Bears, had seven postseason goals last season for the Capitals -- including the game-tying goal in the Cup-clinching Game 5 win against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Washington had signed Smith-Pelly, 26, to a one-year, $1 million contract in the offseason, but he was waived by the Caps and assigned to Hershey in February. He had just four goals and four assists in 54 games before being waived.
In 20 games with Hershey, the forward recorded 14 points on six goals and eight assists.
In a corresponding move, the Capitals assigned goaltender Vitek Vanecek to Hershey.
ESPN's Emily Kaplan contributed to this report.