Alex Ovechkin is officially back, jack. Cleared from COVID, Ovi will return to first-line duty against tonight’s opponents, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
With the All-Star Break officially over, the Capitals will now try to improve from their seventh-place position in the East after slumping mightily in December and January. The Capitals power-play, which is one of the worst in the league, will see if it can improve with Lars Eller installed on the first unit.
Pheonix Copley will get his first start in the NHL tonight in three seasons over Ilya Samsonov.
You can watch the game on NBC Sports Washington.