Alex Ovechkin will be returning to Moscow to attend to his family after the death of a close relative in Moscow, Russia. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Alex and his family. We sincerely ask that you respect his privacy at this time.
They said, 'You're going to love the city. It's smaller than Philadelphia, but you're going to love it. You're going to love the fans. Just watching the playoffs last year, the fans seemed louder there than they did anywhere. I'm really excited about that.
— Forward Scott Hartnell on his upcoming season with the Columbus Blue Jackets