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Alex Ovechkin injured in Capitals’ preseason finale

KION 2020

By STEPHEN WHYNO
AP Hockey Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin left Washington’s preseason finale against Philadelphia because of a lower-body injury. The Capitals captain appeared to injure his left leg midway through the first period after bumping into Flyers forward Travis Konecny. Ovechkin was slow to get up and skated off under his own power while not putting much weight on his left skate. Coach Peter Laviolette said Ovechkin would be re-evaluated Saturday. The Capitals are set to return to practice Sunday. They are already expected to start the season without top center Nicklas Backstrom because of a hip injury.

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