Is Alex Ovechkin Playing Tonight? Latest Injury Update for Blues vs. Caps

Tonight is the last Washington Capitals home game until after the All Star break in February. Is Alex Ovechkin in or is he once again out?
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Once again Alex Ovechkin participated in morning skate per Bailey Johnson of The Post. Washington Capitals coach Spencer Carbery said that the team is waiting to see how he feels and will make a decision on if he plays tonight against the St. Louis Blues or not. Once again, game time decision for Ovi, he's missed three straight due to a lower body injury.

Rasmus Sandin wore a regular jersey while Sonny Milano remained in the non contact blue. Charlie Lindgren gets the nod in net against his former team. Ovechkin took reps on the Caps power play. He did not do that in Tuesday's morning skate. Other game time decisions tonight include Beck Malenstyn (personal) and Joel Edmundson (questionable, undisclosed injury). Edmundson did not skate.

Date: Jan. 18, 2024

Time: 7 p.m.

Where: Capital One Arena

What Channel Is Capitals Game On: Monumental Sports Network

Radio: 106.7 The Fan and Caps Radio 24/7

Betting Odds: The Blues vs. Capitals betting odds on Caesars have the Capitals as 1.5-point favorites at home. The Capitals have -115 moneyline odds, while the Blues moneyline is at -105. The game is set at an over/under of 5.5 goals.

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Enjoy the game tonight Caps fans especially if you like Country Music since it'll be Country Music Night.