Capitals’ defenseman Alex Ović is in the hospital and is in critical condition after contracting a serious infection in the Czech Republic, the NHL announced Tuesday.
Ović has been in a medically induced coma since Monday, and has been placed in the ICU at a hospital in Prague, where doctors said he will remain for the foreseeable future.
Ovechkins condition was described as serious but stable.
It’s unknown whether he has had surgery or not.
Ovičs condition has not been made public.
The Capitals have lost seven straight games to the Czechs, the worst stretch in franchise history.
They are 2-4-2 in their last six games.