Ovechkin (upper body) said he hopes to be in the lineup Saturday versus the Islanders, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

The 36-year-old should still be considered day-to-day leading up to the Saturday afternoon contest, and the Capitals figure to be cautious with their best player. Ovechkin's terrific production this season has been highlighted by 24 goals and 28 assists in 37 games.

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