NHL Buzz: Ovechkin out for Capitals against Islanders
Alex Ovechkin did not play for the Capitals in a 6-3 win at the New York Islanders on Saturday.
The forward left late in the third period of a 1-0 shootout win against New York on Thursday. He had four shots on goal in 17:18 of ice time.
"I think with some injuries, you don't know what's going to go on, whether somebody's going to be available or not available and that's why I think people say 'day to day', because they're unsure," Washington coach Peter Laviolette said. "Will he be there for the next game? I'm not sure at this point. So we'll err on the side of caution at this point in the season. We're not going to risk anything as we head towards the playoffs, but hopefully he continues to improve."