Alex Ovechkin is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, and the Washington Post is reporting that the NHL’s leading goal scorer was unable to practice this morning because of that ailment. As per Katie Carrera’s report:
Washington’s leading scorer and star right winger missed Wednesday’s workout with what the team would only describe as an upper-body injury. It’s unclear when Ovechkin sustained the injury. He skated 19 minutes 49 seconds in Monday’s 3-2 loss at Vancouver with his last shift coming as time expired in that contest…
There is no timeline for his return yet as the Capitals have not released a statement on the matter.
We wrote yesterday that the only thing that might slow Ovechkin down could be the Olympics. Perhaps we should add an upper-body injury to that short list as well.
Despite being held pointless in two consecutive games leading up to this morning’s practice, Ovechkin had been taking the league by storm recently.
Alex Ovechkin has 32 goals in his last 32 games. No other NHL player has more than 17 goals in the same span dating back to March 17.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 28, 2013
No matter who you cheer for, the NHL is a more entertaining place with No. 8 out on the ice, so here’s to hoping this is more along the lines of a maintenance day than an actual injury.