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Alexander Ovechkin skates after knee injury, expected day-to-day

Alexander Ovechkin skates after knee injury, expected day-to-day (Photo © The Canadian Press)

Alexander Ovechkin, who got injured in Monday’s game after going knee-on-knee with Tim Gleason, skated on ice for about four minutes during today’s practice, reports Corey Masisak of The Washington Times in his twitter.

Alex Ovechkin is on the ice right now, but not in full equipment — just gloves, stick and skates.

Well, Alex Ovechkin’s time on the ice this morning last about four minutes. He did bend his knee a few times, but not much.

More from The Washington Times:

Alex Ovechkin was on the ice this morning for about four minuntes in a track suit, gloves and skates. He had a stick with him and whacked at a couple of pucks, but it was a very light skate.

At first, Ovechkin was skating without using his right leg to push off at all, then he took small strides with both legs. Eventually, he was moving his feet close together and far apart to stretch his legs out and finally he bent his right knee a few times before leaving the ice.

More from Masisak’s twitter:

Officially, Alex Ovechkin is “day-to-day.” He just spoke and said it isn’t as bad as he feared.

Ovechkin said he hopes he isnt suspended, but he isn’t going to change the way he plays.

Read also:
Video: Alexander Ovechkin talks to media about knee injury
Bruce Boudreau: “It is hard to tell Ovechkin to change”

1 Comment

  • Elizabeth Faulkner

    I hope Alex gets better soon and that he not only does not get penalized for the hit (it was accidental afterall) but gets back on ice quickly. He’s one of my favourites to watch.

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