Skip to content

Ovechkin misses game vs. Golden Knights with lower-body injury

G Fiume / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin sat out his first game of the season Saturday against the Vegas Golden Knights due to a lower-body injury.

Ovechkin has missed 48 games in his 18-season NHL career. Only 28 of those have been the result of an injury.

The 37-year-old's 30 goals this season rank sixth league-wide. He has 52 points through 48 contests.

The Capitals are fourth in the Metropolitan Division with a 25-17-6 record.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox