Ovechkin Out Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury, Won’t Play In Capitals’ Game In Las Vegas on Saturday

The Washington Capitals announced just prior to puck drop against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday (10 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market, ESPN+ out-of-market) that captain Alex Ovechkin will miss his first game of the season with a lower-body injury. He is labeled as day-to-day.

The 37-year-old leads the team with 30 goals and 52 points this season.

Left-wing Anthony Mantha, who was scratched in each of the last two games, drew into the lineup in Washington’s lone change from their 4-0 win at the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.

Right-wings Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie in addition to center Nicklas Backstrom all served as alternate captains for Saturday’s game.

Washington concludes their three-game Western Conference road trip against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

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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4 Responses to Ovechkin Out Day-To-Day With Lower-Body Injury, Won’t Play In Capitals’ Game In Las Vegas on Saturday

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    All I can say is….crap. And will that mean that either Strome or Kuemper get selected to the All Star team since somebody has to represent Washington? (I know Ovi had planned to attend the game but, at this point, not sure he’d be able to go.)

  2. novafyre says:

    “Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington in-market,”

    not that it matters now, but game did not start at 7pm eastern.

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