Capitals 2018 first-round pick Alex Alexeyev was recently photographed walking again after suffering a scary knee-on-knee collision March 8 that necessitated him being carted off on a stretcher.
Alexeyev was honored before puck drop on Tuesday as the Red Deer Advocate’s Male Athlete of the Year. Alexeyev was wearing a knee brace as he accepted the award.
The Red Deer Rebels have listed Alexeyev’s condition as a “week-to-week” lower-body injury on WHL’s weekly report.
Alexeyev’s left leg is almost completely covered by the brace.
Remember how Alex Alexeyev got stretchered off the ice during a game last week? Here he is wearing a massive knee brace while being named Red Deer Advocate Male Athlete of the Year. (📸by Rob Wallator) https://t.co/txrelluKLV pic.twitter.com/eI7vOi5vx6
— Puck 'Er Up – A Hockey Podcast (@puckeruppodcast) March 18, 2019
Recently, video of the knee-on-knee collision was uploaded to Twitter and it does not look good.
— JohnnyBravo (@JohnnyBravo_05) March 9, 2019
The Red Deer Rebels secured the second Eastern Conference wildcard spot in the WHL playoffs, but they will surely be missing Alexeyev, who put up a remarkable 43 points in 49 games before going down injured against the Brandon Wheat Kings. No timeline has been given for his return.
Alexeyev was also honored last week with his team’s Top Defenseman Award for the 2018-19 season.
— Red Deer Rebels (@Rebelshockey) March 16, 2019
Alexeyev participated in a team autograph event a few days after his injury and posed for photos with fans while seated.
— Red Deer Rebels (@Rebelshockey) March 10, 2019
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