"I'm going to address it harshly with him," Trotz said.
The Capitals' star forward has 12 goals and eight assists this season.
Despite the injury, Ovechkin played 18:38 and scored a goal in the third period.
The Capitals' captain played 14:12, logging the fewest minutes in a full game (non-injury and non-ejection) since 2005.
Washington has just three five-on-five goals in its last four games.
"A goal is a goal," Ovechkin said. "It doesn’t matter if it’s a beautiful goal or a redirected goal or find the rebound, still it counts."
Coach Barry Trotz expects both back at practice Thursday.
Ovechkin reflected on the players he looked up to growing up, including San Jose's Owen Nolan.
Alex Ovechkin has a new linemate in Andre Burakovsky.
"It was one of the cooler hits I've ever seen, that's for sure," T.J. Oshie said.