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Update: Ovechkin appears to shake off injury scare

Jan 15, 2014, 8:54 PM EST

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Update: Alex Ovechkin came right out for the beginning of the second period, so it looks like his issue was as minor as it seemed random. Of course, we’ve seen players return only to decide they can’t go later on in a game (see: Zach Parise), so PHT will keep an eye on his condition.

Still, it looks like Washington Capitals fans can probably exhale.

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Wednesday’s Rivalry Night match between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Capitals on NBCSN is already worth watching, but now Caps finds might be doing so with some concern. Ovechkin took a shot to his lower-body at the end of the first period and left the ice gingerly tonight.

There’s no announcement one way or another, which is understandable since the moment just happened. It could very well just be a false alarm.

If Ovechkin misses extended time, we’ll provide video of the bit of random bad luck. If not, consider it a dodged bullet for the Capitals.

  1. killhowe - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Did he hurt his Ovi-curved dong?

    • lowenni - Jan 15, 2014 at 11:21 PM

      what

  2. ducksk - Jan 15, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Ovi look at me TV time. It’s just a shame he doesn’t play just a little D.

  3. toiletclown - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:36 AM

    he doesnt do anything but shoot, cant pass the puck at all. hes terrible

    • toiletclown - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      and the occasional check now and then

  4. perruccim - Jan 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    It should have hit him in that stupid looking puss of his! He doesn’t ever get hurt cause he don’t do anything but shoot, he ain’t no team player! He’d look good in a Oilers jersey, Houston oilers that is,never liked the dude!!!

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