Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Maria Kirilenko says she ended her engagement to Alex Ovechkin

    Washington Post "One of D.C.’s great power couples is no more. The press service of the Russian Tennis Federation announced Sunday that Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and Russian tennis pro Maria Kirilenko have broken off their engagement. R-Sport reported the sad news with a quote from Kirilenko. “I have decided..." July 21

  • On the "Blessing in Disguise" of an Ovechkin Defection to Russia

    Japers' Rink "Last summer Ilya Kovalchuk dropped a bomb on the NHL community (this time off the ice) when he retired from the NHL, giving up a lucrative contract in the process, and returned to Russia to play in the KHL (for another lucrative contract). His decision - which the structure of his contract..." May 30

  • Alex Ovechkin does throat slash, parties with Vladimir Putin after worlds win

    Yahoo! Sports "Seeing how Alex Ovechkin reacts to winning anything – even the IIHF world championships – makes us a little sad that we haven’t seen the Washington Capitals star hoist the Stanley Cup or capture Olympic gold. Because, in the words of hockey’s most celebrated poet: “Is party now..." May 27

  • Ovechkin, Malkin score as Russia finishes dominant worlds with gold

    CBSSports.com "Russia might have had a disappointing showing at the Olympics in Sochi this year but they made up for it in a small way with a dominant showing at the IIHF World Championships. The Russians, with loads of NHL talent including Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Bobrovsky, completed a..." May 25

  • Ovechkin cleared to play against France on Thursday

    CSN Washington "Depending on your perspective, the good news out of Belarus this morning is that Alex Ovechkin is back in the lineup for today's quarterfinal game between Russia and France in the IIHF World Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Ovechkin, who appeared to suffer a right knee injury on Sunday when he..." May 22

  • Alex Ovechkin's injury at Worlds not believed to be serious

    CBSSports.com "Disaster may have been averted at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, as the apparent injury sustained by Alex Ovechkin in Russia's preliminary-round game against Germany is not believed to be serious. ccording to Russian team staff, Ovechkin underwent an MRI Sunday after taking..." May 19

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    Slava Malamud @SlavaMalamud

    Alex Ovechkin is back in the team hotel. Walking on his own, no crutches, but limping. Team doctor says it's "better than expected" #Caps

  • Should Ovechkin play right wing or left wing?

    CSN Washington "Now that Adam Oates and his right-left obsession have left town, is Alex Ovechkin a right wing or left wing? When Oates interviewed for the job of Capitals head coach two summers ago he laid out his plan to resurrect the career of Ovechkin, who was coming off a career-low 65-point season as a..." May 08

  • Moscow Dynamo would be likely landing spot for Alex Ovechkin if he chose to bolt for KHL

    Edmonton Journal "If Alex Ovechkin ever thought of hiking off to the KHL down the road, it could land with the Moscow Dynamo, for whom he’s an adviser. The club is owned by billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, who used to spar at judo with Russian president Vladimir Putin when they were kids. - Longtime Edmonton Oilers..." April 22

  • Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin under fire again

    Washington Post "No matter how a Washington Capitals season ends, who the coach is, how the roster is constructed or which way the team is trying to play, the majority of the criticism levied upon the organization is directed toward Alex Ovechkin. Nine seasons into his NHL career, there’s no one more aware of..." April 19

  • Ovechkin would have to negotiate out of current deal to head to KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world last summer when he retired from the NHL and signed with SKA Saint Petersburg in the KHL the following week. Would Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin be next? From TSN: On Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading on the NHL on TSN, (Pierre LeBrun)..." April 12

  • Ovechkin hits milestone with 5th 50-goal season

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday night, the fifth time he has reached that mark in his career. He is only the 11th player in NHL history to reach this milestone. For more on Ovechkin's career as well as what this means for the Caps, check out the video above with Chuck..." April 09

  • Ovechkin: 'I think everybody quit on the play'

    CSN Washington "Alex Ovechkin was given a chance on Friday to explain his role on a goal scored by the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in which Stars forward Ray Whitney blew past him in the neutral zone to set up a goal by Dustin Jeffrey. The next day, Capitals coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin “quit on the play” and..." April 05

  • Ovechkin apologizes for Russian Olympic performance

    Pro Hockey Talk "After scoring just once in Sochi and getting bounced in the quarterfinals, Alex Ovechkin apologized for his — and Russia’s — lackluster performance at the Winter Olympics. “I want to say sorry to the fans because it’s once in a lifetime opportunity to represent your country in the Olympics.”..." February 25

  • Ovechkin rejoins Caps after Olympic letdown

    Sportsnet.ca "Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father. Ovechkin and the Russians were eliminated in the quarterfinals at the Winter Games last week. He then learned that his father was having heart..." February 24

  • Alex Ovechkin's dad's has apparent heart attack, return delayed

    CBSSports.com "Russia was eliminated from the Olympics on Wednesday but Alex Ovechkin is going to stay in Russia for a while longer with a family emergency. Speaking to the media in Washington on Thursday, Capitals general manager George McPhee said that Ovechkin's father underwent surgery after suffering an..." February 20

  • Ovechkin: ‘It was a pity’ Russia didn’t beat Slovaks in regulation

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three points against Slovakia would’ve given Russia a much better shot at earning a bye to the Olympic quarterfinals, but it could only manage two in a 1-0 shootout victory — a result that Alex Ovechkin says is a slight disappointment. “It was a pity we didn’t win in regulation,” Ovechkin said,..." February 16

  • Jeremy Roenick says you can’t win with Alex Ovechkin

    Washington Post "Jeremy Roenick played for five teams during his 18 seasons in the NHL, so it’s fair to say that he has some level of expertise about the fine folks who strap on skates and play the game. It’s also fair to say that Roenick is not a fan of Alex Ovechkin. Roenick penned a post for his Web site,..." February 08

  • Alex Ovechkin’s 40th goal is the game-winner for Washington

    Washington Post "Forty minutes into Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Washington Capitals didn’t look like a team desperate for points before the NHL’s two-week Olympic break. But after being heavily outshot and facing a one-goal deficit heading into the third period, they came out with a..." February 07

  • Alex Ovechkin on Sochi reports: “Just settle down.”

    Washington Post "In recent days as reporters from North America and all over the world have descended on Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the primary story lines haven’t been about athletes and their quest for gold but whether the Russian resort town on the Black Sea is ready to host the Games. Journalists..." February 06

  • Ovechkin admits being face of Olympics is 'tough'

    CSN Washington "Since the middle of December, Alex Ovechkin has been asked every question under the sun about the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. What’s it like to see your face on a Coke can? How does it feel to be the face of Russia? What will it be like to face teammates Nicklas Backstrom and John..." February 06

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    Alex Ovechkin, as expected, is on the ice for warmups at Bell Center. Mikhail Grabovski is not, he’s out tonight.

  • Alex Ovechkin sits out practice, questionable against Devils

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin missed another practice Thursday with the undisclosed lower-body injury that kept him out of the lineup in Washington’s 2-0 loss to Ottawa Tuesday night. The star right wing hasn’t skated with his teammates since facing the New York Rangers on Jan. 19, which is when he suffered..." January 24

  • Capitals' Ovechkin won't play vs. Devils

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin was unable to finish the team's morning skate at Prudential Center on Friday and will miss a second consecutive game against the New Jersey Devils. Ovechkin missed his third game of the season on Tuesday with an undisclosed lower-body injury in a 2-0..." January 24

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    Gord Miller @GMillerTSN

    No Ovechkin for the Caps tonight.

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    Katie Carrera @kcarrera

    #Caps announce Alex Ovechkin will be a game-time decision with a lower-body injury tonight vs Ottawa.

  • Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals take over first place

    Washington Post "When Sunday began there was only one player in the NHL with more goals than Alex Ovechkin. By the end of the Washington Capitals’ 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night at Verizon Center, there were none. Ovechkin recorded his 16th and 17th goals to tie St. Louis captain Alexander..." November 18

  • Alex Ovechkin scores in overtime for Caps 4-3 victory over CBJ

    Washington Post "Coming off two tough losses on the road, games in which they let opportunities to gain control of a contest or assert themselves slip away, the Washington Capitals were determined not to experience a similar fate Tuesday night at Verizon Center. So when, in the span of 5 minutes 23 seconds,..." November 13

  • Alex Ovechkin returns as Capitals beat Islanders 6-2

    Washington Post "The list of things that went right for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night is long and noteworthy. Alex Ovechkin returned from a two-game absence to score twice and add an assist. Marcus Johansson, occasionally frustrated, scored his first goal. The relentless power play scored four times in..." November 06

  • Ovechkin to return to Capitals' lineup

    NHL.com "After missing the Washington Capitals' weekend back-to-back games with an upper-body injury, right wing Alex Ovechkin will return to the lineup Tuesday against the New York Islanders. "I feel fresh and I feel, before I get hurt, really good," Ovechkin said. "Of course you don't want to miss two..." November 05

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    Chuck Gormley @ChuckGormleyCSN

    #CapitalsTalk Alex Ovechkin after practice: 'It looks like I’m probably going to play tomorrow and I’m happy to be back.'

  • Flyers get break: No Ovechkin

    Philly.com "The Flyers will catch a huge break Friday: Superstar Alex Ovechkin will not be in the Caps' lineup, according to reports from Washington. Ovechkin was injured in the first period of Monday's 3-2 loss to Vancouver. He is second in the NHL with 10 goals. The Flyers can use all the breaks they..." October 31

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    CapitalsPR @CapitalsPR

    #Caps Alex Ovechkin sustained an upper body injury and is listed as day to day. Jay Beagle is out today with sickness.

  • Ovechkin back on track as he preps to face Canucks on Monday

    Vancouver Province "Maybe it will take an Alex Ovechkin autobiography for all of us to figure out what truly happened to his game for the better part of 2010-12. The Great 8 comes to Rogers Arena Monday night with the Washington Capitals to take on the Vancouver Canucks in the midst of the best start of his NHL..." October 28

  • Inside the reinvention of Alex Ovechkin

    CSN Washington "Ten games into last season, Alex Ovechkin had two goals, three assists, 35 shots and was begging Adam Oates to move him back to left wing. Ten games into this season, the Caps’ 28-year-old captain has a league-high 10 goals, five assists, a league-high 67 shots and is looking like he’s played..." October 26

  • Ovechkin ‘wasn’t feeling 100 percent’, leaves Capitals practice early

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin left the ice less than 20 minutes into Capitals practice Tuesday morning in Arlington. “Little tired from last night” Coach Adam Oates said when asked about Ovechkin’s early departure. “He kind of wasn’t feeling 100 percent so he said ‘Let me get out of here’. So I said..." October 15

  • Ovechkin, Eller and Fleury named week's 'Three Stars'

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin Montreal Canadiens center Lars Eller and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 6. FIRST STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN RW WASHINGTON CAPITALS Ovechkin led the NHL in goals (4)..." October 07

  • Alex Ovechkin to be first Russian Olympic torchbearer

    Washington Post "After weeks of waiting for travel arrangements to come together Alex Ovechkin announced Thursday on Twitter that he will make the trip to Olympia Greece to be the first Russian to carry the Olympic torch after it is lit there Sunday. “I’m very excited and I’ve been waiting this day since I get..." September 27

  • Ovechkin not sure if he's going to Greece to carry Olympic torch

    CSN Washington "As of Tuesday it was still undetermined whether Alex Ovechkin would go to Greece for the Olympic torch passing ceremony. Caps general manager George McPhee said he didn’t know if arrangements had been made to get Ovechkin to Greece on Friday night and back in Washington Sunday night in time to..." September 25

  • Ovechkin survives 'scary' night in Baltimore

    CSN Washington "Calling the conditions “kind of dangerous” and “kind of scary” Alex Ovechkin was able to get through his 28th birthday without sustaining an injury in the Caps’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins Tuesday night at 1st Mariner Arena. With 4 minutes to play in the second period Ovechkin..." September 18

  • Alex Ovechkin on criticism of his game, meddlesome coaches and Sochi Olympic pressure

    Yahoo! Sports "Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won his third Hart Trophy last summer in a very close vote. His play in the second half of the lockout-shortened season brought flashback of the “old” Ovechkin – the one so many loved and adored. The one before all of the “he is so predictable” “he is so..." September 16

  • Oates: Ovechkin has 'a lot of room to grow'

    CSN Washington "Capitals coach Adam Oates spent all of last season trying to get right-handed shooting left winger Alex Ovechkin comfortable playing on the right side. The two were rewarded when Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals and won the Hart Trophy for the third time in his career. “I’ve said this lots..." September 13

  • GM on Ovechkin and KHL: ‘I don’t imagine he’s going to want to go back anytime soon’

    Washington Post "In the past week Dynamo Moscow’s general director Andrey Safranov has made several comments about trying to bring Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin home to Russia and the KHL. Safranov went so far as to say that Ovechkin wants to return to Russia in his most recent statement which the good folks..." September 05

  • KHL's Dynamo Moscow wants to talk to Alex Ovechkin about returning

    CBSSports.com "Remember when Alex Ovechkin said during the lockout that he was considering just staying in the KHL instead of returning to the Washington Capitals? He said it but not nobody hardly anybody thought twice about it dismissing it as nothing more than a very idle threat to gain some leverage for the..." September 02

  • Alex Ovechkin named NHL all-star at two different positions

    Washington Post "The NHL released the end-of-year all star teams Wednesday and because of a voting error, Alex Ovechkin managed to make the first and second team at two different positions. Ovechkin was named first-team right wing and second-team left wing. It’s an embarrassing gaffe by the Professional Hockey..." July 03

  • Alex Ovechkin says broken foot healing well

    SB Nation "Alex Ovechkin said his broken foot is healing well, according to the Washington Post's Katie Carrera. The Washington Capitals' star suffered a hairline fracture in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals and still played Game 7 before heading to Sweden to play with Russia in the World..." June 16

  • Ovechkin wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

    CSN Washington "Before he took the job as head coach of the Capitals, Adam Oates had heard lots of stories about Alex Ovechkin. But before he could judge the Russian superstar he had to see for himself what made him tick. “I leaned that he’s a very coachable guy,” Oates said before learning that Ovechkin..." June 16

  • Alex Ovechkin has ‘tons of room to improve,’ Adam Oates says

    Washington Post "Adam Oates made a point at the end of every exit meeting to tell players that while the season might be over, he’s still available to them. Whether they want to talk about their individual goals, hockey in general or anything else. Count Alex Ovechkin among those who took the coach up on his..." June 15

  • Alex Ovechkin played with fractured left foot in Games 6, 7 against Rangers

    Washington Post "The Capitals have confirmed Ovechkin’s injury. Alex Ovechkin played the final two games of the Capitals’ first-round series against New York with a hairline fracture in his left foot, according to a league source with direct knowledge of the winger’s injury. In the first period of Game 6,..." May 16

  • Mike Milbury criticizes Alex Ovechkin for ‘whining’

    Washington Post "I have now achieved a rare trifecta: consecutive posts featuring Michael Wilbon on Alex Ovechkin, Skip Bayless on Alex Ovechkin and now Mike Milbury on Alex Ovechkin. Where is my prize???? “I try to just tell it the way it is,” Milbury said on NBC Sports Network Tuesday night. “And this made it..." May 15