Alex Semin, Mike Green, Sergei Fedorov and Bruce Boudreau speak about Alex' unexpected leave to Russia due to his Grandpa's illness.
We encouraged Alex Ovechkin to be with his family in Russia. We will miss him but he is doing the right thing in the right way. I have lost all of my grandparents and my mom and dad. I have high levels of empathy for how much people miss their closest relatives once they are gone.I hope we can all respect Alex’s privacy and pray for a speedy recovery for his grandfather and for peace of mind for the family. The family and Alex are in our thoughts and prayers.