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Ovechkin practises, ready to face Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins

ARLINGTON, Va. – Alex Ovechkin is ready to return to the Washington Capitals’ lineup.

The team says the NHL MVP and goal-scoring leader will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

Ovechkin missed one game – a 2-1 loss to Toronto on Thursday – with a bruised heel after getting hit on the skate by a puck during practice.

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But he has gone through Saturday’s full practice with the Southeast Division-leading Capitals, who have lost their past three games.

The Penguins are on a five-game winning streak.