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Capitals say Alex Ovechkin got hairline fracture in left foot during Game 6 against Rangers

  • Russia's Alexander Ovechkin, left, checks Nate Thompson of team USA during the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarterfinal match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA / Martti Kainulainen) FINLAND OUTThe Associated Press

  • Russia's Alexander Ovechkin rasies his stick to the crowd after the 3-8 loss to USA at the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarterfinal match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA / Martti Kainulainen) FINLAND OUTThe Associated Press

  • Team Russia's Alexander Ovechkin speaks during a press conference Wednesday, May 15, 2013 held prior to Thursday's Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarter-Final match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Jussi Nukari) FINLAND OUTThe Associated Press

Alex Ovechkin played the last two games of the Washington Capitals' season with what the team says is a hairline fracture in his left foot.

Capitals spokesman Sergey Kocharov writes in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that Ovechkin's foot was hurt during Game 6 of Washington's first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers.

Washington lost that game 1-0 Sunday, and then lost 5-0 Monday in Game 7.

Ovechkin, who led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, scored only once against the Rangers, in Game 1.

He played Thursday for Russia in an 8-3 loss to the United States in the world championships in Finland.

Ovechkin's injury was first reported by The Washington Post's website.