The Washington Capitals
have refuted an Internet reports that quotes star forward Alex Ovechkin
speaking about the timeframe for his return from injury.
Ovechkin, who hasn't played since sustaining an upper-body strain during a Nov. 1 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets
, was quoted as saying he would be out another 4-5 weeks. The Caps have listed Ovechkin's status as "week to week."
"The Washington Capitals
dispute the validity of this report," the team said in a statement.