Alex Ovechkin Participates In Tuesday Morning’s Optional Skate

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin participated in the team’s optional morning skate Tuesday morning. The Capitals wrap-up their regular season schedule tonight when they host the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.

Ovechkin has missed 11 games this season due to injury and COVID-19, the most he has ever missed in a single campaign.

He last played just 39 seconds against the New York Rangers on May 3 before he exited the game and did not return. That was his lone shift in the past eight games.

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 open the 2021 NHL playoffs against the Boston Bruins with the first game set for this Saturday at 7:15 PM.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Alex Ovechkin Participates In Tuesday Morning’s Optional Skate

  1. Marky says:

    Great to see. Really hoping Oshie can play Saturday. He is key to this team’s chances also. Fingers crossed.

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