Alexander Ovechkin Takes to Social Media to Reveal The Saddened News as to Why He Took a Leave of Absence From The Capitals

Published February 15, 2023 at 8:31
BY SKY
     
The Washington Capitals PR released a statement yesterday stating Alexander Ovechkin has left the team momentarily due to a family matter regarding the health of a family member.

Washington Capitals senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today that captain Alex Ovechkin will be away from the team to attend to a family matter and the health of a loved one.

One day later, Alexander Ovechkin has taken to social media to announce the saddened passing of his father, Mikhail Ovechkin, who was 71 years of age.

Alex Ovechkin announced the death of his father, Mikhail, on Instagram. The #Caps' captain wrote: «Today I lost my father. I thank everyone for the support, but please be understanding and do not disturb my family in this difficult time for us. Thank you.»



Ovechkin's post can be seen below, where he shares some of his favourite photos of his father:


His teammates and coaches supported him during interviews yesterday:


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