Ovechkin Leaves Game with Injury

Updated: November 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm by Kevin Dupuis

OvechkinAlexander Ovechkin left Sunday night’s game against Columbus about six minutes into the second period and did not return. After the game Ovechkin refused to comment on what the  injury was, but mentioned it was “upper-body” and that he was “day-to-day”. The Capitals have a scheduled day off tomorrow so an update might not come until practice on Tuesday.  No need to panic yet. Ovechkin leads the NHL with 14 goals and 23 points.  Bruce Boudreau started the game with Ovechkin on a line with Brendan Morrison and Mike Knuble.  Nicklas Backstrom was between Tomas Fleischmann and Alexander Semin on the second line.

Capitals Lineup

Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble, Nicklas Backstrom, Tomas Fleischmann, Washington Capitals