Nothing has stopped Alex Ovechkin of late, but a stray puck to the face sent him to the doctor's office for stitches Thursday morning, according to reports by media present for Washington Capitals practice.

A team spokesman told reporters Ovechkin would not return to practice. According to Chuck Gormley of, Ovechkin "suffered a cut to his lip/mouth when the puck from his rebound hit him in the mouth."

Ovechkin later tweeted a picture of the damage with the comment: "It's hockey ))) hahaha"