NEW YORK - Alex Ovechkin is in the Washington Capitals lineup against the New York Rangers after missing two weeks because of an injury.
The two-time NHL MVP practised with his teammates on Tuesday morning and came through that and the pre-game warmup without any setbacks. Ovechkin missed six games because of an upper body injury, believed to be a left shoulder strain. He entered Tuesday tied for the NHL lead with 14 goals despite playing only 14 games.
While the Capitals welcomed back Ovechkin, they were without top forward Alexander Semin, who has been bothered by a sore right wrist. Semin was injured last week, but hadn't missed a game because of his wrist until he sat out against the Rangers on Tuesday night.