Games Alex Ovechkin Has Missed

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Posted January 27, 2020

(Caps Outsider)

Alex Ovechkin has missed only 31 games in his career, including Monday’s game against Montreal.

Interesting info about the games he missed:

  • 17 games to injury (6 of which were due to a scrap with Columbus’s Jason Chimera in 2009)
  • 7 games for on-ice disciplinary reasons (3 suspensions total)
  • 3 games suspended for skipping the All-Star game
  • 2 games for family reasons
  • 1 game for oversleeping – punished by the team
  • 1 game because the regulars sat for a meaningless Game 82

The Caps are 14-14-2 in those games (now 15-14-2).

Here are those games:

2005-06 – Missed 1 game

  1. 1/31 @ NYI. L 3-5. Injury – mild groin muscle issue

2008-09 – Missed 3 games

  1. 10/28 vs NSH W 4-3 (SO) Personal reasons – ailing grandfather in Russia
  2. 11/1  @ BUF L 0-5 Personal reasons – ailing grandfather in Russia
  3. 3/5 vs TOR L 1-2 Injury – bruised heel on foot – struck in practice by a slap shot from of assistant coach Dean Evason

2009-10 – Missed 10 games

  1. 11/4 @ NJ L 2-3 Injury after shoving match with Jason Chimera of the Blue Jackets
  2. 11/6 @ FLA W 4-1 Injury
  3. 11/7 vs FLA W 7-4 Injury
  4. 11/11 vs NYI W 5-4 (SO) Injury
  5. 11/13 vs MIN W 3-1 Injury
  6. 11/14 @ NJ L 2-5 Injury
  7. 12/3 vs FLA W 6-2 Suspended 2 games for hit on Tim Gleason
  8. 12/5 @ PHI W 8-2 Suspended 2 games for hit on Tim Gleason
  9. 3/16 @ FLA W 7-3 Suspended 2 games for hit on Brian Campbell
  10. 3/18 @ CAR L 3-4 (OT) Suspended 2 games for hit on Brian Campbell

2010-11 – Missed 3 games

  1. 3/22 @ PHI W 5-4 (SO) Injury – an undisclosed, nagging one
  2. 3/25 @ OTT L 0-2 Injury – an undisclosed, nagging one
  3. 3/26 @ MTL W 2-0 Injury – an undisclosed, nagging one

2011-12 – Missed 4 games

  1. 1/24 vs BOS W 5-3 Suspended for hit on Zbynek Michalek
  2. 1/31 @ TB L 3-4 (OT) Suspended for hit on Zbynek Michalek
  3. 2/1 @ FLA L 2-4 Suspended for hit on Zbynek Michalek
  4. 2/22 @ OTT L 2-5 Injury – lower body

2013-14 – Missed 4 games

  1. 11/1 @ PHI W 7-0 Injury – shoulder
  2. 11/2 vs FLA W 3-2 (SO) Injury – shoulder
  3. 1/21 vs OTT L 0-2 Injury – lower body
  4. 1/24 @ NJ L 1-2 Injury – lower body

2014-15 – Missed 1 game

  1. 3/5 vs MIN L 1-2 Injury – lower body

2015-16 – Missed 3 games

  1. 10/13 vs SJ L 0-5 Team suspension for oversleeping for a practice
  2. 2/2 vs FLA L 2-5 Suspended for skipping the All-Star game
  3. Sun 4/10 vs ANA L 0-2 Caps sat regulars in Game 82

2018-19 – Missed 1 game

  1. 2/1 vs CAL W 4-3 Suspended for skipping the All-Star game

2019-20 – Missed 1 game

  1. 1/27 @ MON W 4-2 Suspended for skipping the All-Star game