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National Hockey League

Ovechkin to miss Friday's game vs. Flyers

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin will not travel with the team to Philadelphia for Friday's game against the Flyers due to an upper-body injury.

The star winger hurt his right shoulder early in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks when he crashed into goalie Roberto Luongo after being tripped by defenseman Alexander Edler.

Capitals coach Adam Oates told reporters Thursday that Ovechkin could return to the lineup for Saturday's home game against the Florida Panthers.

Ovechkin, who will miss his first game due to injury since Feb. 22, 2012, has 10 goals and five assists in 12 games this season.

10/31 13:04:24 ET

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