WASHINGTON | Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game, will be suspended 1 game
WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019— Alex Ovechkin has decided to skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and will serve an automatic one-game suspension.
The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin’s decision Wednesday. The team says the league’s leading goal-scorer wants to take advantage of the adjoining bye week to prepare for the second half of the season.
Washington’s final game before the All-Star break is Jan.