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Alex Ovechkin did not participate in today’s practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and is questionable for Friday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils.
Ovechkin suffered a lower body injury in the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the Rangers in New York on Sunday, apparently after a collision with Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi.
Ovechkin sat out Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators, his third game missed this season.
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With Ovechkin expected to miss Friday night’s game in Newark, here is the Caps’ projected lineup:
Marcus Johansson – Nicklas Backstrom – Troy Brouwer
Marty Erat – Mikhail Grabovski – Eric Fehr
Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti – Jay Beagle – Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner- John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov – Mike Green
Nate Schmidt – Connor Carrick
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Braden Holtby – Michal Neuvirth