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Alex Ovechkin injury has him day-to-day for WashingtonCapitals

Feb 28, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) blocks a shot by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin missed practice Tuesday and the Capitals said his status is day-to-day.

The 35-year-old captain has a lower-body injury. His availability for Thursday’s home game against the New Jersey Devils has yet to be determined.

The Capitals last played Saturday — a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers — and didn’t practice the following two days.

Ovechkin has 14 goals and 11 assists in 27 games this season. He didn’t register a point on Saturday after scoring goals in five straight games, overtaking Phil Esposito (717) for No. 6 on the all-time goals list in that stretch.

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Ovechkin missed four games in January while in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie also didn’t practice Tuesday due to personal reasons.

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–Field Level Media