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Bruce Boudreau: “It is hard to tell Ovechkin to change”

Bruce Boudreau: “It is hard to tell Ovechkin to change”

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Bruce Boudreau: "It is hard to tell Ovechkin to change" (Photo © REUTERS/Joe Giza) The Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau says that it is hard to tell Ovechkin to change the way he plays, reports Corey Masisak of The Washington Times in his twitter. He's pretty reckless. It is hard telling a guy who scores 60 goals a year to change the way he plays. At the same time, you don't want to see him getting hurt. Maybe he needs to pick his spots a little better. I just don't want him to put himself in harm's way. I don't think anything being said will change the way he plays. I don't think there is a malicious bone of him trying to hurt anybody. He just plays hard and he plays to win every shift. It is a really fine line between taking that away from him and I don't see how you can take i...
NHL » Alexander Ovechkin skates after knee injury, expected day-to-day

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

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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 wit...
Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit

Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit

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Alexander Ovechkin injured after his own hit (Photo © Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images) Alexander Ovechkin was helped off the ice after his own hit on Tim Gleason. Erik El-Bashir of the Washington Post is reporting that Ovechkin was walking after the game. I caught up to Alex Ovechkin before he boarded the team bus following tonight's 3-2 win in Raleigh, but the star winger would only say "no comment" when I inquired about his knee and the first period hit that resulted in his ejection. I did, however, get to observe him walking. He had a slight limp, but he did not appear to be wearing a brace and was not using crutches. Here is the video of the hit:

Ovechkin gets game misconduct for hit on Kaleta

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From Corey Masisak of the Washington Times Ovechkin was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta 3:38 into the third period. According to the league rulebook, Ovechkin was hit with the major penalty at the official’s discretion, but an injury to the head or face on a major infraction is grounds for an automatic ejection. Kaleta left the ice holding his nose, and Ovechkin tossed his glove in the air in frustration as he went to the dressing room. This is the second game misconduct in Ovechkin’s career, and both have come against the Sabres. He was ejected from a game Dec. 2, 2006 during his second NHL season for checking then-Buffalo forward Danny Briere into the boards from behind. Ovechkin was also fined earlier this season after slew-footi...