Head coach Peter Laviolette mentioned after the Washington Capitals’ non-compulsory follow on Friday that captain Alex Ovechkin, who has missed the previous three video games with a lower-body damage, and defenseman John Carlson, who missed Thursday’s 5-4 time beyond regulation loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins with a lower-body damage, each stay day-to-day.
It’s unknown whether or not both or each of them will probably be obtainable for Saturday’s rematch towards the Penguins at Capital One Enviornment (7 PM ET, NBC Sports activities Washington regionally or NHL Community nationally).
Ovechkin, who participated in Friday’s non-compulsory follow for quarter-hour, sustained his damage within the closing moments of regulation in the course of the Capitals’ 1-0 shootout win over the New York Islanders on April 22. He didn’t play in time beyond regulation or the shootout.
Alex Ovechkin hasn’t missed 4 consecutive video games resulting from damage since Nov.2009 (when he missed a career-high 6-straight video games resulting from damage)#Caps host #Penguins tomorrow https://t.co/IQ9uDJORq1— Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) April 30, 2021
Ahead Daniel Sprong has scored 4 objectives in three video games whereas taking part in in Ovechkin’s spot on the highest line.
Carlson left the third interval of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Islanders. Defenseman Justin Schultz performed in his spot on Thursday.
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan informed reporters that ahead Evan Rodrigues is day-to-day with a lower-body damage sustained in Thursday’s sport and heart Evgeni Malkin (who has not performed since March 16 with a lower-body damage) and ahead Brandon Tanev (who has not performed since April 3 resulting from a lower-body damage) skated on Friday. Their standing has not modified.
The Capitals and Penguins enter Saturday’s sport tied for first within the East Division with 69 factors, although the Capitals have a sport in hand.
By Harrison Brown