Availability for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was requested by the media Thursday morning in New York, but he was not made immediately available. It appears Ovechkin will meet with the media in the coming days regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Expecting Alex Ovechkin to be available to media in the coming days. He was requested this AM, but Caps want to keep the focus on tonight’s game vs NYR.
Ovechkin wants further time before speaking on Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
Ovechkin’s wife, kids, mom + dad are in Russia.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) February 24, 2022
Ovechkin’s family, including his wife and two sons, are currently in Russia and have been there for most of the month of February. Ovechkin’s mother and father are also currently in Russia.
The Capitals are in New York tonight but will then make their way to Philadelphia for an afternoon matinee with the Flyers on Saturday. The Capitals will then return home to host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.
By Della Young