Alex Ovechkin Injury Report

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Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was forced to leave his team's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night due to an injury.

Ovechkin looked to suffer an upper-body injury against the Maple Leafs after scoring his 50th goal of the season earlier this month.

On Sunday night, the Capitals issued an authorized proclamation.

INJURY UPDATE: #Caps captain Alex Ovechkin sustained an upper body injury and will not return to tonight’s game

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After a clumsy contact with the boards, Ovechkin appeared to sustain the injury.

The Washington Capitals, who have already won a playoff berth, can't afford to trade their all-time leading scorer.

Presumably, Ovechkin's absence from Sunday's game is due to precautions rather than just a catastrophic injury.

In the coming days, the Capitals should have a better picture of Ovechkin's injury.

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