Ovechkin to miss Friday’s game vs. Flyers

Updated: October 31, 2013

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Washington Capitals star forward Alex
Ovechkin will not travel with the team to Philadelphia for Friday’s game
against the Flyers due to an upper-body injury.

The star winger hurt his right shoulder early in Monday’s 3-2 loss to the
Vancouver Canucks when he crashed into goalie Roberto Luongo after being
tripped by defenseman Alexander Edler.

Capitals coach Adam Oates told reporters Thursday that Ovechkin could return
to the lineup for Saturday’s home game against the Florida Panthers.

Ovechkin, who will miss his first game due to injury since Feb. 22, 2012, has
10 goals and five assists in 12 games this season.