Ovechkin misses 1st game due to injury since 2015

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Alex Ovechkin's ascent up the NHL's all-time goals list is on hold for now.

The Washington Capitals star is sitting out Saturday's game against the New York Islanders due to a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day, the Capitals announced.

This is the first game Ovechkin is missing due to injury since March 5, 2015, according to NHL.com's Tom Gulitti. Ovechkin didn't play in four contests earlier this campaign while on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.

The 35-year-old sat out his final shift of the third period, as well as overtime and the shootout, during Thursday night's win over the Islanders.

Ovechkin ranks sixth all time with 730 goals and trails Marcel Dionne by one.

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