Alex Ovechkin's return delayed after dad's apparent heart attack

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

Alex Ovechkin will stay in Russia a little longer. (Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin will stay in Russia a little longer. (Getty Images)

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Russia was eliminated from the Olympics on Wednesday but Alex Ovechkin is going to stay in Russia for a while longer with a family emergency.

Speaking to the media in Washington on Thursday, Capitals general manager George McPhee said that Ovechkin's father underwent surgery after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Certainly it has been a tough and stressful few days for the Ovechkin family with the immense pressure on Russia and the disappointment that came with being eliminated. This puts the perspective back in losing in the Olympic hockey tournament.

Ovi gave an update on Friday and things look good for this dad.

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