Alex Ovechkin Limps Off Ice at Monday’s Practice

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Youth and inexperience have been the struggle for the Capitals this season, and now the injury bug might be playing a role as well. After Andre Burakovsky sat out of practice with an injury of his own, Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals superstar Captain might have suffered an injury of his own

Towards the tail end of Monday’s practice, Ovechkin tangled legs with a teammate during an intense 2-on-2 battle drill on short ice. After his legs got tangled up, he fell awkwardly into the boards. After he was checked out on the bench he left practice.

Ovechkin got off to a fast start to begin the season with hat tricks in his first two games and is tied Nikita Kucherov for the league lead in goals with 10. Losing Ovechkin could be a big blow to the Capitals as they wait for Matt Niskanen’s return and Burakovsky’s status. However, like my friend Isabelle pointed out, it could be nothing. Caps fans are hoping for the second part.

We’ll learn more later in the day on if he is indeed injured and the extent of it so check back for an update.

[UPDATE: 1:00PM]

More from Washington Post here.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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