Ovechkin did not participate in the team’s skate ahead of its game Thursday against the Minnesota Wild, and coach Barry Trotz would not commit to Ovechkin’s availability for the game.
Ovechkin added to his NHL-leading total with two goals Tuesday night, leading the charge in a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jackets.
The Capitals had originally planned to send Burakovsky, 20, to Hershey on Monday to make him eligible for the Bears’ potential playoff run, but then figured it would be best to let him stay there to play.
The trade deadline passed Monday afternoon without the Capitals making another transaction, leaving Glencross and Tim Gleason as the only players who will join Washington for the playoff push.
For weeks, Glencross had been the subject of trade rumors, knowing he was a candidate to be moved to another team because of his expiring contract and the Flames’ budding youth movement.