Capitals’ Ovechkin out vs. Golden Knights, day-to-day with lower body injury

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin has been lighting the lamp a lot this season. (AP/file)

Washington Capitals‘ captain Alex Ovechkin is out for Saturday night’s tilt against the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and the star winger has been listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury according to the team.

Ovechkin had missed the morning skate in what was originally reported as a maintenance decision, but his condition was downgraded to ‘out’ shortly before the game. Anthony Mantha took Ovechkin’s spot on the top line in practice.

The 37-year-old Ovechkin had played 17:54 minutes in a win against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.

The Capitals (25-17-6), who were just getting healthy with the returns of Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom, are in the midst of a three-game road trip along the West coast.

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