Ovechkin Refutes Rumors He’s Injured

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News broke on Tuesday morning that Alex Ovechkin had suffered a recent lower body injury, and that his status for the World Cup of Hockey was questionable.

The news that Ovechkin was injured originally surfaced in Moscow via a reporter covering the Russian National team.

Ovechkin was quick to respond and negate the rumors via his Instagram account, posting a video of him skating this morning, and at the end of the video stating “Do not believe the rumors, I am getting ready, peace!”.

By Jon Sorensen


Sergey Kocharov, head of Washington Capitals Public Relations, also released a statement via his Twitter account this morning:

The Russian Hockey Federation was also quick to squash the rumor:

The World Cup of Hockey runs from September 17th through October 1st in Toronto, Canada. Practices and pre-tournament games begin in early September.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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