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Capitals' Ovechkin could be sidelined 2 weeks

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 11:56am

The coach of the Washington Capitals says he hopes Alex Ovechkin won't be sidelined more than two weeks with an upper-body strain.

Coach Bruce Boudreau spoke after Tuesday's practice. The NHL's two-time MVP did not take part but was more optimistic, saying maybe he'll come back this weekend.

On Monday, the team said Ovechkin was week-to-week after he was hurt in Sunday's overtime loss to Columbus. Ovechkin had an MRI and was expected to travel with the team while receiving treatment.