I went through serious negotiations with Moscow CSKA, but then Dynamo got involved in the negotiating process. We spoke with the president of the "white'n'blue" Arkady Rotenberg, and I decided to play for my alumni club. I will be wearing number 32, same number I played in Dynamo before leaving to the NHL.
The Dynamo's team doctor Valery Konov told Sovietsky Sport about the results of medical examination:
We didn't find anything that would prevent Ovechkin to play hockey except that his front tooth is missing. But he can play without it. Alexander's functional state is above average. From a medical point of view he is ready to debut. It is evident that he was preparing himself for the season very seriously.