Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he will be returning to the DMV for small group workouts on June 24.
Last week, Ovechkin was captured skating at a Pembroke Pines ice rink with several other NHL players.
In case it matters to anyone, Ovi will back in DC on the 24th according to the IG live he is doing. #allcaps
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Ovechkin made the comments while speaking with health coach Yulia Bordovskih.
Earlier in the day, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to local reporters in a video conference and said he expects Ovechkin to be back “in the next little while.”
“We’ve had pretty consistent conversations through this whole pandemic and he was here for quite some time,” Reirden said. “He’s wanting to know things… We’ve been in contact often. Just last week, he’s on the ice skating, feeling good, checking in on seeing some of the stuff he’s done, through Zoom. He sounds really good and excited to get back up and going. Likes the chances our team has and knows it’s going to be very unpredictable obviously of anyone going through something like this.
“He’s in a really good spot mentally and physically and we’re really fortunate his trainer, who I think a lot of, Pavel, is able to be spending the entire time with him. I think he’s primed and ready when the time does come when we’re able to get back officially up and running. He may be someone we’re seeing here in the next little while depending on how things play out here.”
The NHL’s Phase 2, small group workouts, began last week on June 8. Only four players have been participating so far: Braden Holtby, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Lars Eller.
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