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Ovechkin heads to Russia to mourn death of relative

Monday, 10.03.2011 / 3:35 PM / News

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Ovechkin heads to Russia to mourn death of relative
The Washington Capitals released the following advisory Monday afternoon:

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.

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