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Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 10/08/2011

Alex Ovechkin skates at Kettler after returning from Russia

Alex Ovechkin tweeted Friday afternoon that he had returned to D.C. after a trip to Moscow for his uncle’s funeral, and that evening, the Capitals captain took to the ice to get some extra work in ahead of tonight’s season opener.

Ovechkin skated at Kettler Capitals Iceplex at 8 p.m. for around 30 minutes, a team spokesman said. Check out the video below:

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