Alex Ovechkin News
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Ovechkin said it’s “nothing serious” after leaving Monday’s practice; expects to practice on Tuesday.
Ovechkin got tangled up at practice and limped off, but said after the session that it’s nothing serious and he expects to return to practice on Tuesday. The Capitals avoided disaster today and with them off until Thursday, expect the Russian sniper to be in the lineup in Vancouver.
Ovechkin (lower-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Thursday.
Ovechkin will not play Tuesday due to one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star Game.
Ovechkin missed the All-Star game due to a nagging lower-body injury, so he has to serve a one-game suspension but is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday. With Ovechkin out, look for Stanislav Galiev to be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Ovechkin (personal) returned to practice on Wednesday.
Ovechkin was held out of Tuesday's game due to personal reasons but returned to practice on Wednesday and should be back in the lineup on Thursday vs. the Blackhawks. The Capitals struggled without Ovechkin, who had one goal and one assist in the season opener.
Ovechkin (personal) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play vs. San Jose.
Ovechkin did not take part in the Capitals morning skate and was listed as a game-time decision. With Ovechkin out of the lineup, Stanislav Galiev will make his season debut.
Ovechkin (personal) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Ovechkin did not participate in the Capitals’ morning skate and is listed as a game-time decision. He is reportedly dealing with a personal matter. Monitor his status during pre-game warmups. If he can’t play expect Stanislav Galiev to make his season debut.
Ovechkin (lower-body) will play vs. Buffalo.
Ovechkin missed Thursday’s game, but will be back in vs. the Sabres tonight. He comes in leading the NHL in goals with 43 and is a great fantasy hockey option with the Sabres in town.
Ovechkin (lower-body) is on the ice for warmups; could play vs. the Sabres.
Ovechkin was listed as a game-time decision and we won’t know if he will play for sure until after warmups. Ovechkin took part in line rushes, which is a good sign that he will play.
Ovechkin (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Ovechkin missed Thursday’s game and he says he is feeling better after participating in yesterday’s practice and today’s skate, but he remains a game-time decision. He will take part in warmups and then the Capitals will decide whether or not he will play.
Ovechkin is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Ovechkin was considered a game-time decision, but was held out of last night’s game vs. the Wild. He is considered day-to-day, so monitor his status prior to Saturday’s matchup with the Sabres.
Ovechkin (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Ovechkin missed Thursday’s morning skate, so he will be a game-time decision tonight. He is expected to take part in warmups and then the Capitals will make a decision on whether or not Ovi will be in the lineup vs. the Wild.
Ovechkin (upper-body) will play on Wednesday.
Ovechkin left practice on Tuesday with an upper-body injury, but was back on the ice this morning and he confirmed that he will be in the lineup vs. the Islanders. Ovi will skate with Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson. Ovechkin is averaging 4.65 shots per game and has18 points (9G / 9A) in 20 games.
Ovechkin left practice with an upper-body injury but will travel to New York.
There is no word on the severity of Ovechkin’s upper-body injury, but it sounds like it is not very serious and that it should no effect him in tomorrow’s game vs. the Islanders. He has just one goal and one assist in his last five games.
Ovechkin (lower-body) is on the ice for the Capitals optional morning skate.
This is the first time that Ovechkin has skated since getting injured. The injury is believed to be minor so his participation in practice this morning is a positive sign that he will be back in tonight. We will get official word when it is made available.
Ovechkin (lower-body) is out tonight.
Ovechkin will miss his second straight game tonight. The Capitals are having a hard time scoring goals in 2014 and missing the NHL's leading scorer will certainly hurt their lineup.