Tim Polzer
Thursday May 16th, 2013

Alex Ovechkin reportedly also played in the World Championship with his a hairline fracture in his foot. (Patrick McDermott/NHL/Getty Images) Alex Ovechkin reportedly also played in Russia's quarterfinal loss to the United States in their World Championships quarterfinal with a hairline fracture in his foot. (Patrick McDermott/NHL/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin suffered a hairline fracture in his left foot during Game 6 and played Game 7 with the injury, a league source with direct knowledge of the injury told the Washington Post.

A replay (see below video) shows Ovechkin slowly getting to his skates after blocking the first of two shots by Rangers' defenseman Ryan McDonagh in the first period of Game 6.

The source said Ovechkin played the remainder of the series after it was determined that the hairline fracture would not worsen. Ovechkin was limited to a little more than 19 minutes in Games 6 and 7, his fewest minutes of the series. After the Rangers ended the Capitals' season with a Game 7 win, Ovechkin played with the injury in Russia’s 8-3 quarterfinal loss to the United States in the World Championships on Thursday.

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