Ovechkin (lower body) participated in line rushes during warmups and is expected to play Wednesday versus the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

Ovechkin was listed as a game-time decision Wednesday after he exited Friday's preseason finale with an injury. The 36-year-old superstar typically doesn't miss many games due to injury even with his heavy-hitting playing style. He's expected to skate with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson on the Capitals' top line in the season opener.

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