Capitals defenseman Alex Ovechuk will undergo a dental procedure Wednesday in Dallas to correct a lower jaw fracture suffered in the game against the Dallas Stars.
Ovechyk missed the final five games of the season due to the fracture.
Overechkin had a procedure in November that helped repair the fracture but the Capitals have not had any updates on Ovechesky’s condition since then.
“He’ll have a procedure on Wednesday,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz said of Ovechiks recovery.
“Hopefully, it’ll go better than it did then.
But we’ll be ready to go, we’ll get the results of it.” “
It’s a big injury.
But we’ll be ready to go, we’ll get the results of it.”
Ovechenk suffered the injury while playing on a line with Nicklas Backstrom.
He missed the Capitals’ game against San Jose last week because of a shoulder injury.