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It became known when Ovechkin will play his first NHL match after his return

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Moscow, February 23 – Journalist Tom Golletti said on Twitter that Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin will play in the regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Anaheim Ducks, referring to the head coach of the capital’s club, Peter Lavioletta.
Earlier, the 37-year-old Ovechkin took a short vacation from the club and flew from the US to Moscow. It was later announced that his father had passed away at the age of 72. Buried Mikhail Ovechkin on February 18th. On Wednesday morning, he arrived at the Russian “Washington” base and held the first training session.
Washington has lost its last five matches. The meeting with “Anaheim” will take place on February 23.

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Laviolette also said Washington Capitals forward Anthony Manta is on the injury list with an upper-body injury.

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