Alex Ovechkin suffered a right leg injury during an IIHF World Championships game between Russia and Germany on Sunday. Russia won the preliminary game 3-0, but Ovechkin got hurt on a hip check from Marcus Kink in the third period.
Ovechkin was helped off the ice and taken to a hospital.
The Capitals put out a statement saying they are aware of the injury and in communication with the Russian medical staff. Ovi had 79 points in 78 games for the Caps this season. His 51 goals led the league, but was not enough to get the Caps into the playoffs.Google+