Capitals release statement on status of Ovechkin's injury, 'confident' in full recovery

Katie Flynn

The Washington Capitals have not yet seen Alex Ovechkin since his injury, but they have been in touch with doctors in Minsk at the World Hockey Championship and are 'confident' in a full recovery.

Monday afternoon the Capitals released a statement regarding Ovechkin's knee injury:

Following our review of the available medical reports, Alex Ovechkin sustained a right leg injury during Team Russia's game versus Germany. This type of injury requires rest, but based on the current information provided, we are confident that Alex will be completely healthy prior to the start of training camp. We will continue to monitor his progress and request additional tests and medical information for our review. Once our medical staff receives and reviews that information, we will be able to make a better determination of the injury. We will share information with our fans as it becomes available.