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Ovechkin not in lineup when Capitals host Senators

Tuesday, 01.21.2014 / 6:35 PM

By Adam Vingan - NHL.com Correspondent / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Ovechkin not in lineup when Capitals host Senators

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin will miss the Washington Capitals' game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday with a lower-body injury.

Ovechkin "got a little banged up" in Washington's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Sunday, coach Adam Oates said. He did not participate in pregame warmups after being deemed a "game-time decision" Tuesday morning.

It will be the third game that Ovechkin has missed due to injury this season; he sat out two games in early November with a right shoulder injury.

The Capitals will look to snap their season-high five-game winless streak (0-3-2) without their captain and the NHL's leading goal scorer. Ovechkin has scored three of the team's seven goals during the winless skid.

Washington is 13-8-2 without Ovechkin since he entered the League in 2005-06.

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