Speaking to reporters Thursday, about a week before training camp opens, the three-time NHL MVP says: ''My knee doesn't bother me.''
Ovechkin adds: ''Everything feels fine and 100 percent.''
He says it took about two months for his knee to heal after he took a hit at the world championship in May.
Asked whether he would play left wing or right wing under new Capitals coach Barry Trotz, Ovechkin replied: ''Ask him about it. He's the coach and he's going to make the decision.''
The Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years last season.