Monday, October 27, 2008
Capitals Insider and WashingtonCapitals.com report that Alex Ovechkin has returned to Russia to be with his ill grandfather. This will force OV to miss Tuesday's game against Nashville. Ovechkin has not missed a game since his rookie season, a streak lasting 203 consecutive games.
Once again Bruce Boudreau will have to shuffle the lines. Brooks Laich should replace Ovechkin on the top line, and either David Steckel or Eric Fehr will be inserted into the lineup for Tuesday night's game.