Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin And Dmitry Orlov Both Have COVID-19 Antibodies, Nastya Ovechkin Says

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman Dmitry Orlov both have COVID-19 antibodies, according to Ovechkin’s wife Nastya. Both, along with goaltender Ilya Samsonov and center Evgeny Kuznetsov were placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Wednesday following a team fine of $100,000.

None of the four players showed up at Capitals’ practice on Thursday.

Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov recently told Russian media outlet Sports-Express that the team received a warning from the league for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols following the season opener in Buffalo.

“Someone either said or saw that we were sitting in the locker room after the game without masks. Well, news traveled fast and the league found out, instantly … But as an excuse, I will say that we did not deliberately violate, but simply forgot about all the rules. The first game, the first victory, there was no time for masks, emotions overwhelmed,” he said.

The Capitals are scheduled to host the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).

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7 Responses to Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin And Dmitry Orlov Both Have COVID-19 Antibodies, Nastya Ovechkin Says

  1. Joe says:

    This is stupid. The entire team has been under quarantine this past 10 days. They’ve been been stuck in a hotel in buffalo or shitsburgh and the only time they’ve been allowed out is travel and the games. So either everyone has been exposed or there have been some false positives, which has been proven in the NFL and NBA the past few months. Then there’s this…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kuzy is an idiot. He should’ve learned from his cocaine incident. Social media will always come back to bite you.

  3. Scottlew73 says:

    I’am sorry I’ll reserve my judgement on Natties medical opinion until I find out what Nic Dowds wife diagnosis!…. Really did Ovie & Kuzy get the “miracle” vaccine that Putin was giving to Russian military!! Even though Russia still dealing with Covid? Maybe Ovie’s wife should learn old Mark Twain saying….” It’s better to keep your mouth shut & have people think your smart,than to open it & remove all doubt!”

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, she looks kinda dumb after the dust settles. Of course they have to quarantine. They spent extended time in close proximity to Sammy.

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