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Top Alex Ovechkin News

  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time decision Thursday

    Ovechkin (upper body) will be a game-time decision versus New Jersey on Thursday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Ovechkin has missed the last three games with the injury and wants to get back into the lineup for the season finale. He has 42 goals and 74 points in 72 games this season -- including 14 goals with the man advantage.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Suiting up for finale

    Ovechkin (upper body) will play Thursday versus the Devils, Sammi Silber of The Hockey News reports.

    Ovechkin missed the last three games due to injury, but he'll be back in there for the season finale. The 37-year-old will be looking to add to his 42 goals and 74 points through 72 outings this season.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Takes morning skate

    Ovechkin (upper body) worked on the top line during Thursday's morning skate, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Ovechkin also worked in his usual spot on the top power-play unit indicating he is likely to return after missing the last three games with the injury. Should he get the green light, the 37-year-old winger hopes to further close the gap with Wayne Gretzky for the all-time goal-scoring record in Washington's final game of the 2022-23 campaign, having notched 42 goals and 74 points in 72 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Won't play Tuesday

    Ovechkin (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Boston, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.

    Ovechkin will sit out his third consecutive contest. He leads the Capitals with 42 goals and 74 points in 72 games this season. It's unclear at this time if Ovechkin will be available for the team's regular-season finale Thursday versus New Jersey.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Not playing Monday

    Ovechkin (upper body) won't play Monday against the Islanders, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.

    Ovechkin will miss his second straight contest. He hasn't been ruled out yet for Washington's final two games of the 2022-23 campaign. Ovechkin has amassed 42 goals, 74 points, 290 shots on goal and 187 hits in 72 outings this year.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Not available Saturday

    Ovechkin (upper body) isn't expected to play Saturday against Florida, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Ovechkin was regarded as a game-time decision, but he didn't join the Capitals for the pregame warmups. He has 42 goals and 74 points in 72 contests this season. Ovechkin was hot before getting hurt, scoring six goals and 12 points over his last 10 outings.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time decision Saturday

    Ovechkin (upper body) was not at practice Saturday and will be a game-time decision versus Florida, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    The Capitals have been eliminated from playoff contention, so there is no need for them to play Ovechkin if he isn't 100 percent. Ovechkin has 42 goals and 74 points in 72 games this season, including 14 tallies and 11 assists with the man advantage.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Scores against Pittsburgh in loss

    Ovechkin scored a goal in a 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

    Washington's hopes of making the playoffs are quickly fading, but Ovechkin has been doing everything in his power to bolster the Capitals. The 37-year-old's on a four-game goal-scoring streak, and he's provided six markers and 11 points over his last seven outings. Ovechkin has 42 goals and 72 points in 68 contests this season. Saturday's marker was also the 822nd of his career, putting him 72 away from Wayne Gretzky.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Extends point streak to six

    Ovechkin scored a goal and an assist on three shots, helping the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.

    The Great Eight would pick up a helper on Anthony Mantha's goal in the first period and score a breakaway goal in the third period to ice the game at 6-1. This performance gives Ovechkin points in six straight games with 10 points in that span. On the season, Ovechkin has 41 goals and 71 points in 67 games.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Passes Gretzky with 40th goal

    Ovechkin scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets.

    Ovechkin opened the scoring Tuesday when his pass deflected off a defenseman's stick and into the back of the net. It's the 13th time Ovechkin has reached the 40-goal mark in his career, surpassing the record he'd previously shared with Wayne Gretzky. The 37-year-old Ovechkin has been on fire of late, tallying 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in his last 11 contests. He's up to 69 points through 66 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Carries offense in loss

    Ovechkin scored two power-play goals and added an even-strength assist in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Wild.

    He got Washington on the board early in the second period with a vintage one-timer from just outside the faceoff circle to the right of Marc-Andre Fleury, but Minnesota already held a 2-0 lead they would never relinquish. Ovechkin extended his current point streak to four games with the performance, and over his last 10 contests he's racked up seven goals and 14 points. With one more tally, the future Hall of Famer will reach 40 goals for the 13th time in his career to set an NHL record -- breaking the tie he holds with Wayne Gretzky at 12.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Game-time decision Sunday

    Ovechkin (lower body) is a game-time decision for Sunday's matinee against the Wild, Roman Stubbs of The Washington Post reports.

    Ovechkin missed a crucial showdown against the Rangers on March 14 with a lower-body injury, and his availability for a Sunday afternoon showdown against Minnesota is now in jeopardy as well after he was held out of Saturday's practice. The Capitals are hanging onto playoff aspirations by their fingernails so they hope their 37-year-old captain and leading scorer will be healthy in time for the early start, but fantasy managers should check back for an update closer to puck drop.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Good to go Sunday

    Ovechkin (lower body) will be in the lineup Sunday against the Wild, per Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site.

    Ovechkin was deemed a game-time call after missing practice Saturday, but he appears healthy enough to suit up Sunday in Minnesota. The 37-year-old forward has 37 goals and 65 points through 64 games this season

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Two points in return

    Ovechkin (lower body) had a goal and a power-play assist in Wednesday's 5-4 shootout win over the Sabres.

    Ovechkin didn't miss a beat in his return from a one-game absence, setting up T.J. Oshie in the first period before potting his 37th goal of the season in the third. The latter tally cut Buffalo's 4-2 lead in half with 9:30 left in regulation, and Tom Wilson tied the game with 1:08 remaining, allowing Washington to eventually earn a critical second point in the shootout as the team tries to stay within striking distance of a playoff spot.

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  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin: Good to return Wednesday

    Ovechkin (lower body) is expected to play Wednesday against Buffalo, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press.

    Ovechkin missed Tuesday's contest and was initially regarded as a game-time decision Wednesday because of the injury. Before getting hurt, he was on a roll with four goals and eight points over his last seven appearances. Ovechkin is having a great campaign overall too, contributing 36 markers and 62 points in 62 outings. The 37-year-old's projected to skate on the top line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 238 lbs
Birthplace: Moscow, USSR
Age: 38
Experience: 18
Shoots: Right