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Ovechkin returns to Russia's lineup after leg injury

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The Canadian Press
5/22/2014 10:18:17 AM
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MINSK, Belarus -- Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has recovered from a right leg injury and is in action for Russia against France in the quarterfinals of the hockey world championship (Live NOW on TSN2).

Ovechkin missed the final group match against Belarus on Tuesday after injuring his right leg in a collision during Russia's game against Germany.

The forward needed hospital treatment Sunday after taking a hit to his right knee from Marcus Kink midway through the third period. He stayed on the ice for several minutes before he needed assistance to leave.

Russia is the last unbeaten team at the worlds.

Alex Ovechkin  (Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images )

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(Photo: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images )
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