With the Washington Capitals' season over, Alexander Ovechkin will join Team Russia in the IIHF World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Saturday. He could play as early as Sunday, when the Russians look to avenge last year's gold medal game loss to the Czech Republic.
Ovechkin won Silver in Germany last year
Ovechkin's arrival comes at a good time for the Russians, who just lost goaltender Evgeni Nabaokov to injury. Keep an eye on Rock the Red for updates on Ovechkin as he progresses through the tournament.