star Will again be absent from Thursday's match against the Peter Laviolette was injured in the upper body.
Laviolette stated that Ovechkin (36), moved well in Thursday's practice, but is still day-to-day. Ovechkin was not able to be available for Friday's regular-season finale against Ovechkin..
Thursday's match will mark Ovechkin’s 2nd game without injury during his 17-year NHL tenure. Ovechkin has never missed a playoff match, and the Stanley Cup playoffs will begin next week.
He sustained the injury Sunday when he tripped on the stick ofgoaltender He slammed into the boards with his left arm, and he leaned forward.
Since 2005, the Russian winger has only missed 44 games.
Ovechkin in the spring of this seasonHe is now third on the career goals lists, trailing only Wayne Gretzky (and Gordie Howe) This season, he has 50, which is the ninth consecutive season that he has achieved this feat. He now trails only Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, and Mike Bossy in the NHL record.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.