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I appreciate the gesture, but I’d really rather not have my team’s $10-million superstar throwing his body in front of ballistic vulcanized rubber. – RMNB game 6 recap
Washington’s one surviving newspaper beat writer, Katie Carrera, dropped this bomb on Thursday afternoon:
Alex Ovechkin played the final two games of the Capitals’ first-round series against New York with a hairline fracture in his left foot, according to a league source with direct knowledge of the winger’s injury.
Ovechkin reportedly sustained the injury blocking shots during the first period of game six. We wrote about it at the time.