Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, pauses on the ice during a break in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Alex Brandon
September 11, 2014
Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, pauses on the ice during a break in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Alex Brandon

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says the right knee he injured at the hockey world championship is fine and he's been working out for the past month or so.

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.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)