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Ovechkin was practicing at rift wing during Monday's pre-game skate, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Ovechkin has skated on a line with Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom in recent practices so it is possible the Capitals will once again try to move the four-time Maurice Richard winner over to the right side. Ovechkin managed to notch 51 goals splitting time on each wing last season, so the move is unlikely to have a detrimental affect on his scoring output, and could help the talented sniper to get out of a slump in which he has only scored four goals in the month of December.

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Ovechkin scored his first power-play goal since Nov. 26 in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. He went minus-1 in the game, but put six shots on goal and laid out eight hits.

Despite heavy power-play time, this season has been anything but a repeat of last year, when Ovi set a career high with 24 power-play goals. He has just seven in 34 games this season, a far shorter pace. But the bright side of that has been that he hasn't been contending for the league's worst plus-minus, as Ovechkin owns a neat plus-5 for the season. But with just 28 points in 34 games, he's on the second-worst scoring pace of his career.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 1 Month

Ovechkin has two goals, two assists and has attempted 25 shots over the Capitals' past three games.

He's also yielded a plus-4 rating during that span, bringing him back on to the positive side of that category for the season. He endured the longest scoring drought of his career in October as he adjusted to new coach Barry Trotz's system, but it looks like he's now settled in as the premium fantasy asset everyone expected.

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Ovechkin ended a four-game scoreless slump with a pair of goals -- one into an empty net -- Tuesday in a 5-3 win over Tampa.

Hey, his fantasy owners will take the empty-netter happily, as Ovi has been a bit of a disappointment so far this year. Sure, 23 points in 27 games are respectable in general, but not for a guy who's put up more than a point per game in eight of his nine seasons. His fantasy owners will be hoping to see the Russian superstar build on this performance.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 2 Months

Ovechkin recorded two more goals in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Capitals.

Ovechkin now ranks sixth in the league with 11 goals, and has 20 points in 21 games to date. He's also only a minus-1 so far, showing an increase in defensive responsibility under new head coach Barry Trotz.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 2 Months

Ovechkin (upper body) confirmed after the Capitals' morning skate that he is "good to go" for Wednesday's game against the Islanders.

Ovechkin had been forced out of Tuesday's practice early with what was labeled as an "upper-body tweak," but the Capitals cleared him for a return after he participated fully at morning skate. The winger doesn't seem at risk of seeing a reduction in ice time Wednesday, so he can probably safely be viewed as a high-end fantasy commodity like usual.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 2 Months

Ovechkin left practice early with what is being described as an "upper-body tweak" and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Islanders, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Ovechkin will make the trip to New York and head coach Barry Trotz expects the reigning Richard Trophy winner to play, but given how important Ovechkin is to the Capitals, expect them to take every precaution. An ailment might explain Ovechkin's recent inconsistency, as he has gone without a point in four of his last five games. Even at less than full health, Ovechkin is a multi-category stud who needs to be played whenever he is in the lineup, so keep an eye on his availability prior to Wednesday night.

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Ovechkin snapped a three-game scoring drought Thursday with a goal, an assist and a plus-2 in a 3-2 victory over Colorado.

Both Ovi and his center, Nicklas Backstrom, got three-game monkeys off their backs Thursday. Ovi remains well off his usual pace, with a low shooting percentage by his standards (.106) one of the biggest culprits. He's about due to start one of his characteristic hot streaks; maybe Thursday was the first game of it.

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Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and an even-strength goal in Tuesday's win over the Jackets.

Ah, there's the ol' goal-scoring magic. Ovechkin had scored just a single goal over the prior nine games, but he does have 10 points over his last six thanks to a bevy of assists.

Alex Ovechkin RW WAS 3 Months

Ovechkin handed out a pair of assists in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Flames, untying himself with Peter Bondra for the title of all-team leading scorer for the Capitals.

Ovi now has 827 points to show for his career -- all with Washington -- and he's done it in just 691 games. For comparison, Bondra needed 961 games to collect his 825 points as a Capital. Ovechkin's racked up seven points in the last three games, but has actually been in a bit of a goal-scoring drought lately, as he's found the net just a single time in his last seven contests despite firing 27 shots on goal in that span.