Capitals’ two-time MVP Ovechkin could be out two weeks with upper-body strain

ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau is hoping star forward Alex Ovechkin won’t be sidelined more than two weeks with an upper-body strain.

Boudreau made the comments following Tuesday’s practice. The NHL’s two-time MVP did not take part but was more optimistic, saying maybe he’ll come back this weekend.

On Monday, the team said Ovechkin was week-to-week after he was hurt in Sunday’s overtime loss to Columbus. Ovechkin had an MRI and was expected to travel with the team while receiving treatment.

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Ovechkin has missed only four games – just two because of injury – since coming to the NHL in 2005.