In a scary sight for Washington Capitals fans, Alex Ovechkin left Monday’s practice slightly early and limped to the locker room. Ovechkin went awkwardly into the boards during a two-on-two drill near the end of the practice, but Coach Barry Trotz said he expects Ovechkin to be “okay.”
After practice, Ovechkin participated in the team’s annual canine calendar shoot, and he did not appear to be walking with any sort of a limp.
Ovechkin suffered knee and hamstring injuries during the playoffs last season, but he’s gotten off to a hot start this year with 10 goals in the Capitals’ first nine games. The captain rarely gets hurt: He has never missed more than 10 games in a season.
Washington travels to Western Canada on Tuesday for a three-game road trip. Its first game is Thursday in Vancouver.
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