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Alex Ovechkin out of All-Star Game

Updated: January 24, 2012, 10:21 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has pulled out of the Jan. 29 All-Star Game.

"My heart is not there. I got suspended, so why [do] I have to go there?" the Capitals' captain and a two-time league MVP said Tuesday. "I love the [All-Star] game. It's a great event. I love to be there."

But Ovechkin added: "I feel I'm not deserving to be there right now. If I'm suspended, I have to be suspended."

Capitals general manager George McPhee said he supported Ovechkin's ...

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