Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson Practice On Monday

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was a participant in the team’s practice on Monday. Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson, who also missed the last game against the Flyers, also participated in the team’s practice.

Laviolette told 106.7 The Fan on Monday morning that he believes Ovechkin will be ready for the playoffs.

Ovechkin played a just 39 seconds last Monday against the Rangers before he exited the game and didn’t return. He would miss all of Wednesday’s game against the Rangers and both games against the Flyers this weekend.

Ovechkin was originally listed “day-to-day” on Friday, April 23, with a lower body injury that he sustained in the third period of the Capitals first game with the Islanders on April 22. He appeared to pull up (right leg) as he rushed the puck through the neutral zone with 2:49 remaining in regulation.

Ovechkin ultimately did not skate in the overtime period but remained on the bench. He did not participate in the Capitals’ optional practice the following day and would miss the next four games before giving it a try last Monday.

The Capitals wrap-up their regular season schedule Tuesday night when they host the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

By Jon Sorensen

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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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson Practice On Monday

  1. Anonymous says:

    Getting closer to full squad, I guess. Part of having oldest team in the league.

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