The Washington Capitals announced that forward Alex Ovechkin is suffering a lower body injury.
It’s hard to say how “Ovi” was hurt because he defeated the New York Islanders 1-0 this Thursday. In that game, the maverick did not participate in the final minutes of overtime and was not one of the capital’s shooters in the shootout.
In 43 games this season, Ovechkin has 24 goals and 18 assists, scoring 42 points.
Teams competing in the U.S. capital should detail the health of the captain on Saturday before the game against the “Islanders” at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Stadium. Remember, the capital is in the first echelon of the Eastern Conference, a bit ahead of the Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin struggled with an upper body injury and must end the season early.
According to the team’s announcement on Friday, Larkin will re-evaluate within two weeks.
However, the Red Wings, which have already lost in the playoffs, can only play 7 games until May 8, and there is no chance to urge Larkin to return to the game.
In 44 games this season, the wing captain was limited to 23 points, including 9 goals.
The Red Wings scored 41 points in the standings in 49 games. Despite this, they are still ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the middle.