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Alex Ovechkin Still Day To Day: NHL World Reacts

Alex Ovechkin skating during a playoff game.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

One of the best players in the NHL is still banged up going into the final week of the regular season.

Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin is day-to-day with an upper-body injury after going hard into the boards on Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ovechkin had a breakaway chance and was tripped after being stopped.

He looked to have hurt his arm/shoulder, based on the video.

He wasn't present during the Capitals' morning skate on Tuesday as they prepare to face the New York Islanders. Head coach Peter Laviolette confirmed that he's a game-time decision, but it still looks unlikely that he'll play.

The NHL world is hoping that this is just a precaution as the Stanley Cup Playoffs are set to start next week.

The Caps are currently one point behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for third place in the Metropolitan Division. If they're able to pass them by the end of the week, they'll likely play the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.

If they stay in fourth, they'll have a date with the Florida Panthers next week.

Capitals-Islanders will get started at 7:08 p.m. ET.