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Alex Ovechkin suffers apparent injury after hip check to the knee by Nazem Kadri

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Alex Ovechkin took what looked like a hip check to the knee in the first period of Friday's Game 5 and laid on the ice for a prolonged period of time. He eventually was helped off the ice and did not put any weight on his left leg before reaching the bench. He then limped his way down the hallway into the locker room.

Ovechkin was trying to break the puck out of the offensive zone. He saw Kadri coming and tried to cut to the inside, but Kadri caught him with the hip check that looked to contact Ovechkin squarely on the knee. The hit sent Ovechkin flying into the air and down onto the ice.

You can watch the play in the video above.

Kadri was assessed a two-minute minor penalty on the play. T.J. Oshie scored on the ensuing power play to put the Caps up 1-0.

At the time of writing, there is no current update as to Ovechkin's status for the game.

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