• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Capitals say Alex Ovechkin got hairline fracture in left foot during Game 6 against Rangers

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin rasies his stick to the crowd after the 3-8 loss to USA at the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarterfinal match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA / Martti Kainulainen) FINLAND OUT

Zoom Image

Russia's Alexander Ovechkin rasies his stick to the crowd after the 3-8 loss to USA at the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarterfinal match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA / Martti Kainulainen) FINLAND OUT

WASHINGTON - Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals' season with what the team said Thursday is a hairline fracture in his left foot.

Ovechkin was hurt during Game 6 of Washington's first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers, a 1-0 loss on Sunday. The Capitals didn't explain specifically how their captain got injured, but Ovechkin did get up a bit gingerly after dropping to the ice to block a shot in the first period.

He also played in Game 7 on Monday night, getting credited with 13 hits but only one shot, as Washington lost 5-0 at home and was eliminated.

Ovechkin, who led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, scored only once against the Rangers, in Game 1.

He played Thursday for Russia in an 8-3 loss to the United States in the world championships in Finland.

Before leaving town for that tournament, Ovechkin met with reporters Tuesday at the Capitals' practice facility and was asked whether he was dealing with any injuries during the playoffs.

"Couple bruises, but nothing major," he said.

More Stories

New York Islanders sell minority stake of team to Capitals co-owner, London-based investor

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former...

Capitals sign forward Nathan Walker, 1st Australian player to be drafted by an NHL team

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals have signed forward Nathan Walker, the first Australian...

Game, set and scratch: Kirilenko ices engagement to Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin

MOSCOW - Another sports power couple's engagement is off. Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy...

Busy Capitals sign ex-Penguins defencemen Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik as free agency starts

Moving swiftly to give Alex Ovechkin help at the defensive end while raiding a rival, new...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Which of last season's playoff teams is most likely to miss the 2015 post-season?


















Contests

Our Partners