Ovechkin Among Four Capitals Placed On NHL COVID-19 List

Alex Ovechkin is among four Washington Capitals that have been placed on the NHL's COVID list.

Joining him are Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov.

According to ESPN.com, that doesn't mean they have tested positive for COVID. There are actually a wide array of reasons for being put on the list.

In addition to that, the NHL fined the Capitals $100,000 for "social interactions among team members who were in close contact and who were not wearing face coverings."

The team released a statement saying, "Our training staff has worked extremely hard to create a safe environment for our players and staff to be able to compete this season. We are disappointed by our players' choice to interact in their hotel room and outside of team approved areas. We accept the NHL's decision and once again will reiterate the COVID-19 protocols in place to make sure the players are in full compliance moving forward."

That Tweet by the team also included an apology from Ovechkin: "I regret my choice to spend time together with my teammates in our hotel room and away from the locker room areas. I will learn from this experience."

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