While the Capitals' management and coaching staff might fear a risk of injury, Alex Ovechkin's teammates support his decision to play in Russia.
It's official, Alex Ovechkin has signed with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL. The Capitals captain says he may remain in Russia if the NHL forces a rollback of player salaries.
For the NHL to salvage the 2012-13 season, players will need to find a different way to meet owners in the middle.
Alex Ovechkin is trying to hammer out a deal to play in the KHL, but it hasn't been easy.