Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game, will be suspended 1 game

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It's not clear when Ovechkin's suspension will apply.

Ovechkin's decision to rest up for the second half of the season means he must also miss one regular-season game, per league rules.

"My body needs a rest", said Ovechkin after the Capitals' Wednesday practice.

The 33-year-old Washington Capitals captain leads the league with 29 goals.

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The rosters for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game were announced Wednesday night, and to the underwhelmed nonsurprise of many Capitals fans, center Nicklas Backstrom was not among the delegates for the Metropolitan division.

The All-Star Skills Competition will take place January 25, while the All-Star Game will take place January 26 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The All-Star break will be attached to the the Capitals' bye week, meaning Ovechkin will have a great opportunity for an extended vacation.

He'll have to sit out one game since he's not missing the game related to an injury, as per National Hockey League policy.

A fan vote determined each division's team captain, the results of which were released last week. Sidney Crosby is a likely candidate to wear the "C" for the division in Ovechkin's absence. Edmonton's Connor McDavid is the captain of the Pacific Division team that includes three players from the host San Jose Sharks: captain Joe Pavelski and defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson.

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