Games Alex Ovechkin Has Missed

(Caps Outsider)

Alex Ovechkin has missed only 42 games in his career. The Caps are 22-17-3 in those games.

Interesting info about the games he missed:

  • 24 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)
  • 4 games due to COVID protocol
  • 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

Here are those games:

DateSeasonOppScoreReason
2021-05-082020-2021PHIW, 2-1Injury - lower body
2021-05-072020-2021PHIL, 4-2Injury - lower body
2021-05-052020-2021@NYRW, 4-2Injury. Played only one shift the previous game.
2021-05-012020-2021PITL, 3-0Injury - lower body
2021-04-292020-2021PITL, 5-4 (OT)Injury - lower body
2021-04-272020-2021NYIW, 1-0Injury - lower body
2021-04-242020-2021@NYIW, 6-3Injury - lower body
2021-01-282020-2021NYIW, 6-3Covid protocol
2021-01-262020-2021NYIW, 3-2Covid protocol
2021-01-242020-2021BUFL (SO), 3-4Covid protocol
2021-01-222020-2021BUFW (SO), 4-3Covid protocol
2020-01-272019-2020@MONW, 4-2Suspended for skipping the All-Star game
2019-02-012018-2019CALW, 4-3Suspended for skipping the All-Star game
2016-04-102015-2016ANAL, 0-2Caps sat regulars in Game 82
2016-02-022015-2016FLAL, 2-5Suspended for skipping the All-Star game
2015-10-132015-2016SJSL, 0-5Team suspension for oversleeping for a practice
2015-03-052014-2015MINL, 1-2Injury – lower body
2014-01-242013-2014@NJDL, 1-2Injury – lower body
2014-01-212013-2014OTTL, 0-2Injury – lower body
2013-11-022013-2014FLAW (SO), 3-2Injury – shoulder
2013-11-012013-2014@PHIW, 7-0Injury – shoulder
2012-02-222011-2012@OTTL, 2-5Injury – lower body
2012-02-012011-2012@FLAL, 2-4Suspended for hit on Zbynek Michalek
2012-01-312011-2012@TMLL (OT), 3-4Suspended for hit on Zbynek Michalek
2012-01-242011-2012BOSW, 5-3Suspended for hit on Zbynek Michalek
2011-03-262010-2011@MTLW, 2-0Undisclosed nagging injury
2011-03-252010-2011@OTTL, 0-2Undisclosed nagging injury
2011-03-222010-2011@PHIW (SO), 5-4Undisclosed nagging injury
2010-03-182009-2010@CARL (OT), 3-4Suspended 2 games for hit on Brian Campbell
2010-03-162009-2010@FLAW, 7-3Suspended 2 games for hit on Brian Campbell
2009-12-052009-2010@PHIW, 8-2Suspended 2 games for hit on Tim Gleason
2009-12-032009-2010FLAW, 6-2Suspended 2 games for hit on Tim Gleason
2009-11-142009-2010@NJDL, 2-5Injury after shoving match with Columbus's Jason Chimera
2009-11-132009-2010MINW, 3-1Injury after shoving match with Columbus's Jason Chimera
2009-11-112009-2010NYIW (SO), 5-4Injury after shoving match with Columbus's Jason Chimera
2009-11-062009-2010FLAW, 7-4Injury after shoving match with Columbus's Jason Chimera
2009-11-062009-2010@FLAW, 4-1Injury after shoving match with Columbus's Jason Chimera
2009-11-042009-2010NJDL, 2-3Injury after shoving match with Columbus's Jason Chimera
2009-03-052008-2009TORL, 1-2Injury – bruised heel on foot – struck in practice by a slap shot from of assistant coach Dean Evason
2008-11-012008-2009@BUFL, 0-5Personal reasons – ailing grandfather in Russia
2008-10-282008-2009NSHW, 4-3Personal reasons – ailing grandfather in Russia
2006-01-312005-2006@NYIL, 3-5Injury – mild groin muscle issue