The Washington Times - March 5, 2009, 06:18PM

Alex Ovechkin will not play tonight, so sayeth Mike Vogel over at the team website. Ovechkin left practice yesterday after getting hit on the foot with a shot. This is the third game of the season Ovechkin has missed (the other two were to be with his ill grandfather) and the fourth of his four-year career.

Now we know why Bruce Boudreau was being coy at 5 p.m.