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Ovechkin (upper-body) will miss Friday’s game vs. Flyers

Oct 31, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

Alex Ovechkin AP

It looks like Alexander Ovechkin‘s upper-body injury is a bit more problematic than the Washington Capitals let on.

According to team writer Mike Vogel, Ovechkin will miss the Capitals’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night. He skated before today’s practice with defenseman John Erskine, who was placed on injured reserve yesterday, signaling he won’t be headed to Philly.

Ovechkin is listed as being day-to-day with his ailment and apparently injured it Wednesday night against Vancouver as shares. He hasn’t missed a game due to injury since February 22, 2012.

As for who takes his spot on the top line,’s Chuck Gormley shows us it’s Eric Fehr who gets the call.

No pressure there at all.

  1. orangandblack - Oct 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    This is great news!

    • ibieiniid - Oct 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      very fortunate… but I hope the Flyers don’t sleep on uber-underrated Fehr filling in.

  2. bildomac07 - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Must be a US conspiracy to weaken the Russian National Team!!! Happening right in the nation’s capital!

    • fivetozeroingame7 - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Funny you mention that–have the Caps stopped their bleating and moaning about the “league conspiracy” from last May yet?

      • ibieiniid - Oct 31, 2013 at 12:37 PM

        yes. so much so that everybody but you has forgotten about it.

  3. lizardlickk - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Glad fivetozero continues to post on caps articles and enlighten us all .Think you got better things to worry about with your squad.

  4. whammy71 - Oct 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    I heard it is really a middle body injury….inflamed vage!


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