Alex Ovechkin has a lower-body injury and may not play for the Washington Capitals against the diy t shirt transfers New York Islanders on Tuesday.
The forward was unavailable Milwaukee Brewers iron on appliques for Washington’s 6-3 win at New York on Saturday. Ovechkin left late in the third period of a 1-0 shootout win against the Islanders on Thursday, when he had four shots on goal in 17:18 of ice time.
Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 24 goals in 43 games and has scored 730 goals, one from tying Marcel Dionne for fifth in NHL history.
Ovechkin last missed a game because of an injury March 5, 2015 against the Minnesota Wild (lower body). Since then, he missed three online games because he was suspended for skipping the NHL All-Star Game in 2016, 2019 and 2020. He also custom jersey lettering was a healthy scratch for one game in 2015-16 because he overslept for a practice and sat the final game of that season to rest for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Capitals were 3-0-1 while Ovechkin was in NHL protocol from Jan. 20-29.
Washington (31-13-4) is in second place in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, 1 point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins and three points ahead of the Islanders. The top four teams qualify for the playoffs.