Ovechkin talks to media, Nov. 3, 2009.
On if he'll be ready to play in the back-to-back games against Florida this weekend:
"I'm going to try, but you never know how it's going to be. It's still the same. No better, no worse; still the same." (tj - he was joking)
Whether this is a long-term injury:
"I don't know, we'll see how it goes. Probably going to be quicker."
If it's better to be hurt now, rather than closer to the playoffs:
"You never want to get hurt, get some injury. Especially right now, when you're in good shape and feel pretty good about yourself. You get hurt and you take some [time] off and don't practice."
On traveling with the team despite the injury:
"Get some nachos, coke and enjoy the game," he said with a laugh. "Hopefully guys gonna win. I want to be around team; I don't want to stay at home and watch game at home. I want to travel."