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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin could be sidelined 2 weeks

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -The coach of the Washington Capitals says he hopes Alex Ovechkin won't be sidelined more than two weeks with an upper-body strain.

Coach Bruce Boudreau spoke after Tuesday's practice. The NHL's two-time MVP did not take part but was more optimistic, saying maybe he'll come back this weekend.

On Monday, the team said Ovechkin was week-to-week after he was hurt in Sunday's overtime loss to Columbus. Ovechkin had an MRI and was expected to travel with the team while receiving treatment.

Ovechkin has missed only four games - just two because of injury - since coming to the NHL in 2005.

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