Alex Ovechkin Skates At Capitals’ Optional Skate


Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin skated at the team’s optional skate on Tuesday. Ovechkin has missed the last two practices with a lower-body injury.

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.

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.

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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2 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Skates At Capitals’ Optional Skate

  1. Anonymous says:

    Good sign. Don’t rush him back.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Whew. Injury looked a lot worse.

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