Nastya Ovechkin questions NHL ban of players hanging out in hotel rooms initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Nastya Ovechkin, the spouse of Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, posted an Instagram story Thursday voicing her frustrations with NHL insurance policies that punished her husband for socializing along with his teammates in a resort room.
The NHL fined the Capitals $100,000 on Wednesday for violating COVID-19 protocols by having “social interactions amongst group members who have been in shut contact and who weren’t sporting face coverings.” Ovechkin, goalie Ilya Samsonov, ahead Evgeny Kuznetsov and defenseman Dmitry Orlov — the 4 Russian gamers on the group — have been all subsequently positioned on the COVID-19 protocol-related absences listing after the nice was introduced.
Washington launched an announcement that mentioned, “We’re upset by our gamers’ option to work together of their resort room and out of doors of group accredited areas.” Ovechkin additionally put out an announcement by the group, saying, “I remorse my option to spend time along with my teammates in our resort room and away from the locker room areas. I’ll study from this expertise.”
The Capitals have been in Pittsburgh this week for a pair of video games towards the Penguins. NHL protocols for the 2021 season stipulate that gamers aren’t allowed to congregate in one another’s resort rooms whereas on the highway.
In her Instagram story, Nastya appeared to recommend that the Russian gamers weren’t the one ones within the room, different gamers have been responsible of the identical violation and the foundations that ban gamers from hanging out collectively however permit them to share a bench and locker room aren’t “logical.” She additionally added that each Ovechkin and Orlov have coronavirus antibodies.
Washington is the primary group to this point this season to be fined by the NHL for breaking COVID-19 protocols. Its subsequent recreation is scheduled for Friday towards the Buffalo Sabres and the provision of all 4 Russian gamers stays in query.