Alex Ovechkin Participates In Capitals Gameday Morning Skate


Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin participated in the team’s gameday morning skate Wednesday morning. Ovechkin has been dealing with a lower body injury he suffered in the Capitals last preseason game. 

Ovechkin participated in the team’s line rushes this morning. Here are the lines at morning skate:

Ovechkin spoke with the media following the team’s morning skate. He said he doesn’t know yet if he’s playing tonight. He was Asked if he’ll be a game-time decision, he said “Yeah, you can write that on the Twitter.”

Signs are pointing to Vitek Vanecek getting the start tonight, as he was the first goalie off the ice this morning.

The Capitals power play units at morning skate:

Ovechkin sat out the team’s practices on Sunday and Monday. He left the Capitals’ final preseason game on Friday with an apparent knee injury midway 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.

The Capitals open their 2021-22 season tonight when they host the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:30 PM.

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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 Participates In Capitals Gameday Morning Skate

  1. Anonymous says:

    Don’t push it. Let him rest.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Russian Machine Don’t Break! If he is ready let him play!

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