Alex Ovechkin could be out for the Capitals when they visit the New York Islanders on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, MSG+, NBCSWA, NHL.TV).

The forward did not take part in the morning skate and did not participate in an optional skate Friday after leaving late in the third period of a 1-0 shootout win against New York on Thursday. He had four shots on goal in 17:18 of ice time.