As the Carolina Hurricanes prepare for not only the Stadium Series match-up on Saturday, but the game tonight in Washington, news broke out regarding the Capitals captain, Alex Ovechkin.
It is being reported by the Capitals that Ovechkin will be away from the team to attend to a family matter.
Capitals head coach, Peter Laviolette indicated that Ovechkin would be gone for the foreseeable future.
We all wish the best for Ovechkin and his family during this difficult time.
As it pertains to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Washington sniper will miss this evenings contest as well as the Stadium Series game on Saturday.
It will be one less player to game plan for Rod Brind’Amour as the Capitals have some dangerous scoring threats up front with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dylan Strome
The Stadium Series will surely miss the star of the game and of the NHL but it will be a chance for others to take the spotlight and run with it.