Ovechkin day-to-day after sustaining injury in preseason finale

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Alex Ovechkin doesn't appear to be seriously hurt after his early exit from the Washington Capitals' final 2021-22 preseason game Friday.

The superstar forward is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, the club announced Sunday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Ovechkin departed midway through the first period of Washington's 5-3 win and didn't return after awkwardly hitting Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny. The Capitals said at the time that Ovechkin would be re-evaluated.

The 36-year-old signed a five-year contract extension with Washington in July. Earlier Friday, the Russian Olympic Committee named him to its team for next year's Beijing Olympics.

The Capitals will open their regular-season schedule when they host the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

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Ovechkin day-to-day after sustaining injury in preseason finale
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