Ovechkin Injury Update

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Ovechkin Injury Update

Postby Bob 0119 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:11 am

Many of you probably saw this already...

Washington Capitals wrote:
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin suffered an upper-body strain in Sunday evening’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and his status is week-to-week, the team determined Monday.



Ovechkin, the NHL leader in points (23) and goals (14) and the league’s Second Star of the Month for October, is expected to miss the fifth game of his five-year career on Wednesday at New Jersey . He has only missed two games due to injury in his first four seasons.



“We have to buckle down,” head coach Bruce Boudreau said earlier Monday. “A goal a game he scores, so we got to play better defense and cannot allow four or five goals a game. You have to win 3-1 and 2-1 and if you get lucky sometimes make it a 4-2 game. I think we have enough character players who understand what we will have to do without Alex.”



Ovechkin played just 7:43 of Sunday’s overtime loss to Columbus and was held without a point for just the third time this year. He was examined and treated by the team’s medical staff and underwent an MRI exam on Monday.



The two-time reigning most valuable player will travel with the Capitals this week to continue to receive medical treatment.


It's interesting that he is going to be travelling with the team. They say he's "week to week" but typically if you are seriously hurt, you stay home.

Not that a strain isn't serious, but I guess they want to leave room for him to say he feels good enough to play.
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Postby Bob 0119 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:44 pm

Ovechkin discusses his injury. Spoiler alert; he doesn't give a lot of details.

http://capitals.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp ... 9&id=50393
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