Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin has been diagnosed with an upper-body injury and is now out of action

WASHINGTON Alex OvechkinYou have left the Washington Capitals“Game against the” Toronto Maple LeafsAfter crashing into the boards hard on Sunday night, the team declared that he had sustained an upper-body injury.

Ovechkin trip over goaltender Erik KallgrenHe put his stick on a breakaway, and he went left shoulder-first into the boards. He lay on the ice, grinning in pain for several minutes before rising to his feet and slipping off without his stick.

Washington's long-serving captain shouted at officials that there was no penalty for the play before he left the ice and went straight down the tunnel. He also took a puck on the right shin, but did not miss a single shift.

Ovechkin, who has 50 goals this season, is fourth in NHL. Ovechkin's 780 goals are third in the NHL career list, behind Wayne Gretzky (and Gordie Howe).

Ovechkin's remarkable endurance throughout his career has been a hallmark of his life, even at the age of 36. He missed two games this season due to COVID-19 protocol reasons.

Washington still has two games remaining in the regular season: against the and the New York IslandersOne at the RangersThis is before the playoffs begin in May 2.

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