It seems Washington Capitals followers can breathe sighs of reduction heading into the weekend. 

In line with Samantha Pell of the Washington Submit, Washington celebrity captain Alex Ovechkin returned to observe Friday after he missed Thursday’s session as a result of an unspecified upper-body damage. Ovechkin famous following Friday’s observe that he hopes to play in Saturday’s sport on the New York Islanders. 

“You don’t wish to get damage; you don’t wish to really feel any ache in your physique so clearly … it’s type of unhappy, however nothing you are able to do, proper?” Ovechkin mentioned about his newest bodily setback. 

Per ESPN stats, Ovechkin begins Friday’s NHL motion third within the league with 52 factors and second with 24 objectives on the season. 

“Clearly most essential factor, I’ve to get wholesome and we’ll see,” Ovechkin added about probably enjoying within the NHL All-Star Recreation subsequent month after he was named captain of the Metropolitan Division staff. 

He hasn’t but missed a contest throughout the 2021-22 marketing campaign. 

The Capitals understandably care extra about Ovechkin’s standing for the second half of the season than about upcoming All-Star festivities, as they’re in the course of a four-game dropping streak that noticed them fall to 20-8-9. They’re third within the Metropolitan Division standings, three factors behind the first-place New York Rangers. 

“I assumed he seemed good. He made it by every thing,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette mentioned of Ovechkin, as Harvey Valentine famous for the league’s web site. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow. It is his physique and he is the one who’s coping with it so, he made it by immediately. That is a great factor. He seemed good.”

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