Type to search

Alex Ovechkin To Skip The NHL All-Star Game, Suspended 1 Game

NHL: DEC 29 Capitals at Senators

Icon Sportswire

Alex Ovechkin will get some extra rest instead of playing in the 2019 NHL All-Star game in San Jose. That decision will cause Ovechkin to serve an automatic one-game suspension.

The Associated Press stated that NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed Ovechkin must miss either the game before or after the All-Star break. The NHL recently instituted an automatic one-game suspension for players who chose not to participate in All-Star Weekend, except in cases of injury.

The Fans voted Ovechkin the captain of the Metropolitan Division All-Star team. Goaltender Braden Holtby and defenseman John Carlson will represent the Capitals at All-Star weekend.

The format for the All-Star event will follow that of last season’s event, with a four-team, 3-on-3 single-elimination tournament.

The NHL All-Star Game takes place Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Processing...
Thank you! Your subscription has been confirmed. You'll hear from us soon.
BE UP TO DATE
Weekly Team 980 Main Inbox
ErrorHere