Alex Ovechkin (lower-body) is on the ice for the Capitals’ optional practice today. pic.twitter.com/qqZW1f47ls
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) October 12, 2021
Ovechkin left the Capitals’ final preseason game on Friday with an apparent knee injurymidway through the first period after he collided with Philadelphia Flyers’ right-wing Travis Konecny. The team announced at the first intermission that he would not return to the game.
Alex Ovechkin hobbled off the ice after hitting Travis Konecny. pic.twitter.com/4M3nFl2IoL
— Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) October 8, 2021
Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette said after practice on Sunday that he doesn’t think Alex Ovechkin’s lower-body injury is long-term. He is still listed as day-to-day, but not sure if he plays in Wednesday’s season-opener.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) October 12, 2021
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