(SP) – Washington Capitals wing Alexander Ovechkin is expected to miss Game 4 of his team’s 2nd Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins after he repeatedly slammed his own head into a car door this afternoon.
“Let’s make it one concussion to one,” said a dazed and bloody Ovechkin before he dropped to the ground unconsicious beside the driver’s side door of the Uber he got specifically for the stunt, apparently inferring that he is now equal to Crosby in concussions for the series — if not wins or points.
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz confirmed to reporters that Ovechkin is out indefinitely.
“It’s obviously disappointing,” he said. “Alex is a great goal scorer, but I think this is an example of the fact that he is not, you know … maybe the brightest guy in hockey. Unfortunately, I think he got caught up too much in the Crosby vs. Ovi aspect of this series, felt he wasn’t quite pulling his weight, and now his skull is cracked wide open and he also got 1-star from his Uber driver.”
The Capitals hope that Ovechkin can return soon, however.
“I know it’s hard to skate when you’re concussed, but I think Alex can work around that,” said Trotz. “He can just stand still at the point and occasionally fire one-timers. It won’t be much of an adjustment for him.”
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said he was not surprised that Ovechkin slammed his own head in a car door.
“That’s just … what do they call it … a hockey play,” he said. “Yeah, a hockey play.”