Alexander Ovechkin's father has heart surgery

Alexander Ovechkin's father had heart surgery during the Winter Olympics in Russia, which may delay...

Alexander Ovechkin's father had heart surgery during the Winter Olympics in Russia, which may delay the Capitals star's return to Washington. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 2:18 PM ET

Alexander Ovechkin's return to the Washington Capitals may be delayed following Russia's ouster at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, according to multiple media reports.

Capitals general manager George McPhee announced Ovechkin's father, Mikhail, underwent heart surgery in Russia on Sunday, which could delay the captain's arrival in D.C.

McPhee also said Ovechkin was not told of his father's condition until after Russia's 3-1 loss to Finland on Wednesday.

Ovechkin's father is out of ICU and in stable condition. There is no timetable for his return to the team.

The Caps' first game following the Olympic break is Feb. 27 against the Florida Panthers.


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