By Jenny Masters
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is away from the team as he attends to “a family matter and the health of a loved one,” the team announced today.
There’s no timeline on Ovechkin’s absence, but coach Peter Laviolette said he’s expecting to be without the team captain for the foreseeable future.
The Capitals play the Hurricanes tonight. the Panthers on Thursday and the Hurricanes again in a Stadium Series matchup on Saturday.
Oshie said Ovechkin addressed the #Caps before leaving this morning: “He came and talked to the boys. Definitely it’s nice to get to see him and give him a hug and let him know that we’re here for him in person rather than over text.”
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) February 14, 2023