Alex Ovechkin leaves game after collision with Kadri (Updated: He’s back)

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Alex Ovechkin has gone to the dressing room late in the first period of Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ovechkin collided with Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, sending the Capitals star flipping through the air. He landed and was in obvious pain, unable to put any pressure on his left knee as he exited the ice with the assistance of the training staff.

Replays showed Kadri going low and hitting Ovechkin’s left leg.

Kadri was given a minor penalty for tripping. The Capitals took a 1-0 lead, scoring on the ensuing power play.

Updated: Ovechkin has returned for the second period. He immediately threw a hit on Jake Gardiner.