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Ovechkin (upper body) listed as day-to-day

Oct 30, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin AP

Alex Ovechkin missed practice today. The Capitals are saying their captain and leading goal-scorer is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Ovechkin played 19:49 during Monday’s 3-2 loss in Vancouver, including 7:05 in the third period.

Washington’s next game is Friday in Philadelphia.

We’ll have more after head coach Adam Oates speaks to reporters.

Update (12:58 p.m. ET)

Not surprisingly, Oates didn’t provide any injury specifics. He’s reportedly unsure if Ovechkin will be ready for Friday.

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  1. jpelle82 - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    has he ever missed a game?? he’s gotta be the most durable superstar in the league, the guy is a tank. doubt he will miss any time

    • pr0jecktpat - Oct 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      He missed a few some years back when he had a death in the family in Russia, and I believe he missed a few from injury a few years ago as well. He is very durable though, and tries his best to always play. He hasn’t missed many games.

    • stakex - Oct 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      That’s even more amazing when you consider how he plays…. not too many top players hit like he does.

  2. bhunter47 - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    Just got an update on my phone from NHL Gamecenter that he will miss Friday’s game against Philadelphia, and that he won’t travel with the team.

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