GM George McPhee said he spoke to Alex Ovechkin on the phone in Moscow, but does not have an update on a timetable for his return.
Just to remind that when Alex first arrived to DC, he was living in the hotel and George invited him to stay at his house with his family.
DCist Interview: Alexander Ovechkin, Oct. 27, 2005:
Have you moved into your new house in Arlington yet? How is it living with George McPhee?
I will move in soon. I only lived with George for a few days. He was very good – good family, good people.
Alexander Ovechkin was at the show of Yulia Dalakyan and tried to remain unnoticed. (Oct. 30, 2008)
And before you open your mouth:
Yes, his Grandpa is sick and so what, Alex can't go anywhere? I am pretty sure he spends most of the time with Grandpa, and so does his mother. Mom probably was the first to say, "Go, take a break!".
But Alex definitely doesn't look happy for someone taking a shot.
Pavel Lysenkov from SovSport called Tatiana Ovechkina on Monday. "It's a life", sighed Tatiana Ovechkina. "We are having a hard time right now. I would like to thank the Washington Capitals for their understanding and for letting Alex to go..."