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Ovechkin joins NHL East All-Stars as reserve

Updated: January 11, 2008, 6:15 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Alexander Ovechkin's big week got even better Friday when the super scorer received his second straight selection to the NHL All-Star Game.

The Washington Capitals star, who agreed to a 13-year, $124 million contract extension with the club on Thursday, was one of 15 players chosen to fill out the Eastern Conference roster. The 22-year-old Russian made his All-Star debut last year in Dallas and figures to be a staple in the midseason exhibition for years to come.

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