Star player Alexander Ovechkin missed the last two games of the Washington Capitals, and his head coach Peter Laviolette wanted him to be assured of his absence.
However, don’t expect the forward to stay on the floor all the time. According to Raviolet, he will be in good shape when the playoffs begin.
According to a report from NHL.com, the pilot commented on 106.7 The Fan: “I don’t think it’s a big deal. People should doubt whether he will participate in the playoffs.” I don’t think so. Sometimes we just don’t know. […] Now, the way the players stand up again and the work of our staff is amazing. Fitness people help people do things well and move in the right direction. “
“In my opinion, this is not a long-term thing. […] He went on to say that no one should worry about performances or similar things. This is why we are talking about daily assessments. I think so, guys are recovering quickly. “
Ovechkin missed four games earlier this year due to COVID-19, and despite many things, his team only had seven points out of the possible eight points. Therefore, his teammates took this opportunity to improve the level of the game, and nothing has changed in recent days.
“We were able to arrange players without important people and they did the job. Laviolette said: “We have been looking forward. This is a sign of having a deep and good leadership team in the locker room so that everything Can go according to plan. “
“I think we have depth throughout the roster. Of course, we will never replace “Ovi”. It is already a legend in our sport and is still playing. But when you lose a player with this ability Time, […]Veteran TJ Oshie added that others must unite to help you win. You know how much “Ovi” wants to go there, he almost never missed a game. Therefore, there is a little adversity, and everyone must do more. We are approaching the series, everyone wants to be the focus, but if there is no “Ovi”, everyone must be truly outstanding. “
Ovechkin’s absence is the first time since March 5, 2015, due to injury.