Ovechkin (lower-body) will be a gametime decision tonight.
There is no word when Ovechkin suffered the lower-body injury but he will be a gametime decision tonight. The Capitals have lost five straight so missing Ovechkin vs. the surging Senators would be troubling. Monitor Ovi's status leading up to puck-drop.
Alex Ovechkin, who is riding a season-long four game goal scoring drought and hasn’t recorded a point in that stretch either, was skating with Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr on the second line.
Things can only go up for Ovechkin as he looks to spark his offense. Being on the second line should have no bearing in his point production and could reward him with better defensive matchups. Also look for a potential boost for Grabovski on both 5-on-5 and special teams.
Ovechkin (upper-body) will be back in the Capitals lineup.
Washington gets their leading scorer back tonight after he sat out of the last two games. Ovechkin has had a strong start to the season scoring 10 and assisting on five in the first 20 games.
Source: Dan Rosen 11/5/13, 6:01 am EST
Ovechkin (upper-body) is back at practice with Capitals.
Ovechkin sat out both of the Capitals games this weekend with an injury he suffered last Monday. His return to practice is a positive sign that he will be ready to go tomorrow vs. the Islanders. Monitor his status prior to tomorrow's contest.
Alex Ovechkin will sit out of tonight's game against the Panthers. Adam Oates expects the lines/pairings to remain the same from yesterday.
The Capitals were carried by the line of Mikhail Grabovski, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward last night, the trio combined for 10 points. Nicklas Backstrom also added two goals and one assist.
Source: Adam Vingan 11/2/13, 7:21 am EST
Alex Ovechkin (upper-body) is on the ice this morning for Capitals optional skate.
Ovechkin missed last night's contest with the Flyers, but could play tonight against the Panthers. The Capitals cruised to a 7-0 whopping against Philadelphia last night, so they probably won't rush their star back if he is not 100% tonight. Expect an update later in the day.
Source: Adam Vingan 11/2/13, 6:36 am EST
The Capitals have announced Ovechkin (upper-body) is day-to-day and won't be traveling to Philadelphia for the game against the Flyers tomorrow
Ovechkin has 10 goals and five assists in 12 games, so the Caps will be in tough without him on Friday. Eric Fehr will shift to the first line in Ovi's absence.
Ovechkin (upper-body) is not at Capitals practice this morning.
The Capitals are calling Ovechkin day-to-day. Washington doesn't play until Friday, so there is a good chance Ovechkin could be in the lineup. Monitor his status after Friday's morning skate.
Source: Mike Vogel 10/30/13, 7:12 am EST
Ovechkin off to a slow start.
Ovie only has 2 G, 2 A, -2 and has 1 GWG. He has had his best two games of the season in his last 2 games. However the results still aren't there. Ovechkin may not be what he once was but how can you go from a guarantee of over a point-per-game pace to just 4 points in 9 games? He's got the skill he just needs to find the back of the net.
Ovechkin will move back to LW tonight.
Looks like the RW experiment in Washington is over. Ovie will move back to the left side tonight as the Capitals take on the Devils and Ovechkin looks for his first goal of the season.
Alex Ovechkin may see time on Capitals' penalty kill
This is good news for owners who have Ovie in leagues that have Average Time on Ice and Shorthanded Goals as categories.
Alexander Ovechkin could start the season at right wing.
If the Capitals keep Ovechkin on the RW, he would get dual eligibility at LW and RW.
Ovechkin reports feeling good.
Ovechkin was injured during yesterday's practice but is reportedly OK. The Caps' captain has 29 goals and 53 points in 66 games.
Coach Hunter said Ovi will make road trip, which begins tomorrow in Winnipeg.
Ovechkin was injured during this morning's practice but is reportedly OK. The Caps' captain has 29 goals and 53 points in 66 games.
#Caps lines: Ovechkin-Johansson-Aucoin
Look for Ovechkin on the newly-formed third line. The superstar scored 24 goals and 45 points in 56 games.
Ovechkin said he is playing tonight. #Caps
Despite skating for about 15 minutes, Ovechkin ruled himself back into the lineup. The superstar scored 24 goals and 45 points in 56 games.
Ovechkin day-to-day w that lower body injury, Dale Hunter says.
No word on how much time he will miss.
No Ovechkin tonight, folks.
Ovechkin will not play tonight so keep him out of your lineup.
Hunter said Ovechkin has a lower body injury. #caps
Ovechkin is a game-time decision for tonight's game. Stay tuned for a further update on his status.
He tried to do some full strides as the skate was beginning and came back to the bench shaking his head. He then stepped off after eight minutes.
Sounds like Ovechkin could miss today's game. Stay tuned for a further update on his status.