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Ovechkin Injured – “Day-to-Day; Upper Body Injury”
Alex Ovechkin left tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd period. He was involved in a couple of rough plays, including a scrum in front of the Jacket’s bench. Following the play, he was adjusting his pads in the penalty box. He then left the ice after getting tangled up with Raffi Torres, and falling awkwardly to the ice. Here is the video from the post game interview:
As we expected, classified as “Upper Body Injury”. He was not wearing a cast or sling, and showed no signs of what was ailing him. My money is on left shoulder, but it doesn’t appear to be very serious, as Ovechkin declared himself day-to-day. George Mcphee was seen entering the back locker room just prior to Ovechkin coming out to speak to the media. In his post-game comments, Bruce Boudreau seemed to have received the same memo, “Day-to-day; upper body injury”.
If you have trouble hearing the audio, District Puckhouse has transcribed it.