He said that he could not yet name the exact date of the return of the Russian to the ice. The specialist also added that it is necessary to wait for the full recovery of the forward and not to force events. According to Laviolette, the team is looking forward to improving the condition of the Russian striker.
35-year-old Ovechkin, on April 23, ahead of schedule, completed the meeting of the regular championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) against the New York Islanders (1: 0). Later, the club’s press service said that the captain had a lower-body injury.
Ovechkin has scored 24 goals this season and made 18 assists in 43 regular-season games. Also, the Russian has 730 goals in the regular season during his entire career in the NHL. According to this indicator, it is in sixth place.