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Caps’ Tom Wilson has suspension cut to 14 games by arbitrator

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by an arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team’s preseason finale. The ruling by Shyam Das allows Wilson to return Tuesday night at Minnesota, and the 24-year-old will recoup $378,049 of the $1.26 million he initially forfeited as part of the suspension.

NHL capsules: Blue Jackets power past Capitals, 2-1

WASHINGTON – The Columbus Blue Jackets’ NHL-worst power play scored twice and Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in his return to the lineup and Anthony Duclair had his seventh goal of the season for Columbus, which has three power-play goals during its two-game winning streak. It entered the night 7 of 59 on the power play, an 11.9 percent conversion rate.

NHL roundup: After shot to head, TJ Oshie lifts Caps over Pens

T.J. Oshie left for the second time after taking Evgeni Malkin’s shoulder to the head but returned to score late and lift the Washington Capitals over the rival Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Wednesday night in a meeting of the two most recent Stanley Cup champions.

NHL capsules: Thomas Greiss stops 35 shots, Islanders blank Devils 3-0

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 12:12 a.m.

Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win. It was Greiss’ ninth career shutout. Dating to Oct. 28, Greiss has allowed just four goals on 114 shots.

NHL capsules: Leon Draisaitl, Drake Caggiula power Oilers past Predators, 5-3

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 11:13 p.m.

Leon Draisaitl and Drake Caggiula each scored twice and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak against the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 victory Saturday. Connor McDavid also scored and Mika Koskinen made 24 saves in his first start of the season. Edmonton was 0-11-2 in its previous 13 games against Nashville.