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Alex Ovechkin left practice briefly Monday after suffering a cut to his forehead, above his right eye, but returned quickly to finish the remainder of the drills. Ovechkin did not take part in the bag skate at the conclusion of the workout, however.

Doesn't sound like anything serious and certainly won't keep Ovi out of the lineup. Through seven games he has three goals and seven points.

Source: Capitals Insider 10/24/11, 2:25 pm EST

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“I think he’s got a long way to go to get to where he needs to be and should be,” Boudreau said after Ovechkin was a minus-2 in the Capitals’ wild 6-5 shootout win over the Lightning. “He’s our No. 1 player, but he can be better, there’s no doubt about it.”

The Caps are scoring at a higher rate again but Ovechkin is not contributing enough for coach Bruce Boudreau's liking. Through his first two games, the superstar has contributed to only one of the team's 10 goals and holds a minus-2 rating despite the teams +2 goal differential.

Source: CSN Washington 10/11/11, 4:08 am EST

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Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin is expected to arrive on a direct flight from Moscow to Washington-Dulles airport Friday afternoon and the club’s plan is to have him in the lineup Saturday night for its season opener against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ovechkin could decide not to play the season opener, which would open the door for one of Marcus Johansson or Mathieu Perreault. Last season, the consensus fantasy hockey first overall pick scored 32 and 85 points -- both the lowest totals of his career. Expect him to return to the 50-goal, 100-point range this season.

Source: CSN Washington 10/7/11, 11:55 am EST

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Alex Ovechkin will miss at least three days of practice while he attends to his family following the death of his uncle, but is hoping to return from Russia on Friday and play in the Capitals’ regular season opener Saturday night at home against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Ovechkin will not miss a game due to his family tragedy. ast season, the consensus fantasy hockey first overall pick scored 32 and 85 points -- both the lowest totals of his career. Expect him to return to the 50-goal, 100-point range this season.

Source: CSN Washington 10/4/11, 2:23 pm EST

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Alex Ovechkin will be returning to Moscow to attend to his family after the death of a close relative in Moscow, Russia

Early reports indicate Ovechkin will not miss the season opener. Last season, the consensus fantasy hockey first overall pick scored 32 and 85 points -- both the lowest totals of his career. Expect him to return to the 50-goal, 100-point range this season.

Source: Dmitry Chesnokov 10/3/11, 12:23 pm EST

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