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Ovechkin's father recovering after falling ill during Olympics

  • Alex Ovechkin's father is recovering after falling ill following Russia's game against Slovakia. 

    Reports suggest that Mikhail Ovechkin is out of intensive care and recovering from heart surgery. Washington Capitals general manager George McPee said Alex wasn't informed of his father's illness until Russia's elimination on Wednesday. 

    "We've told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," McPhee said. 

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