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Capitals’ Ovechkin to play Wednesday, sit first game after all-star break

Alex Ovechkin will serve his punishment for missing the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in the Washington Capitals first game back after the break. Ovechkin, who could have chosen to sit Wednesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, is choosing to play instead as the Capitals look to end a six-game losing streak before an extended weekend off. As others have pointed out, this means Ovechkin will sit out vs. Calgary on Feb. 1 to satisfy penalty for skipping All-Star Game this weekend. https://t.co/h73RWCsgTz — Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) January 23, 2019 Ovi will now miss the team’s Feb. 1 meeting with the Calgary Flames. The move appears to be purely based on where the Capitals are at the moment, and that’s in a rut. The six-ga ...