Caps' Ovechkin (Foot) Reports Positive Progress In Recovery: Alex Ovechkin (broken left foot) said he's progressing well in his recovery and remains on track to return in time for training camp, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. (Updated 6/16/13)
Foot - (Updated - 6/16/13)
Alex Ovechkin said he was walking without any issues and plans to test out the foot further by playing tennis in the near future. The Hart Trophy winner sustained the hairline fracture to his foot in Game 6 of the first-round series with the Rangers, but played through the injury in a Game 7 loss. (Updated 6/16/13).
06/16/2013 05:32 Caps' Ovechkin Wins Hart Trophy
Ovechkin is the league MVP after being awarded the Hart Trophy on Friday.Ovi won the Hart based on a late season surge that saw him score 27 goals in the last 32 games of the season. His season was off to a rocky start after being moved to right wing but that experiment ended and Ovechkin clicked as the season came to an end.
Alex Ovechkin has consistently been one of the top names in fantasy drafts the last several years. There is doubt on whether he should be this year. The talent is certainly there, but opposing teams are getting smarter as to how to defend Ovechkin. Ovis goal numbers have been down the last two years, hanging around the upper 30s the last two years from the low 50s in years prior. He has also dropped 20 points from his totals in each of the last two years, notching 109 three years ago, 85 in 2010-2011, and 65 last year. Now, his 38 goals in 2011-2012 were good for fifth in the league, and he is still just 27, but question remains on whether he is an easy top-five choice this year; regardless, he shouldn't fall too far come draft day. (Updated 8/14/12)