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Caps dispute Ovie's return is delayed

Updated: November 8, 2009, 7:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Washington Capitals denied a report Sunday that Alex Ovechkin's return from an upper-body strain will take longer than the original timetable given.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Ovechkin said, "I am better. But I will miss four to five weeks."

"The Washington Capitals dispute the validity of this report," the team told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Ovechkin was injured in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Nov. 1. He left the game early in the second period ...

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