Alex Ovechkin was limping around after last night's game, the result of taking a slap shot off his left foot in the third period of the Caps' 4-3 shootout win over Montreal. His foot was also seriously swollen, and he's not taking part in this morning's optional practice.
But I caught up with GM George McPhee moments ago and he said that Ovechkin will be "fine." He also said he has no doubt that Ovechkin will be ready to play tomorrow against the Avs.
"Everybody out there has some swelling right now," McPhee said.
Also, Viktor Kozlov is skating for the first time in a few days. But the session is very, very light, so it's hard to tell where he is in his recovery from a groin muscle pull.
Can score high reel goals, can block the shots, anything for the team to win...
Alexander Ovechkin (Q& A with fans in Russia):
As for me, with the letter "C" on the chest, with "A" or without any letters, I am trying to be an example for the others on the ice. And in the locker room we have other people who can make a speech.
But be scared, be really scared if you'll make NHL debut or set NHL record, Ovie will be after you in a locker room with the cake plate full of shaving cream... :-)
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