Ovechkin (upper body) was cleared to play Saturday against the Islanders, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.

Ovechkin has averaged 22:43 of ice time -- 6:06 during the power play -- and has logged four goals and five assists over his last 10 appearances. He has tallied 24 goals and 52 points on the season, ranking second and third respectively. The 36-year-old missed several practices but no games whilst recovering from an upper-body injury.

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