• FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, Russian ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, left, and retired Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko attend the pairs short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has broken off her planned wedding to Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals. The two had been together since 2011 and became engaged in December 2012. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

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    By Associated Press

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  • Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburg Penguins poses with the Ted Lindsay Award, the Hart Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy after winning the awards at the NHL Awards on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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    By Associated Press

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    Nathan Walker waits to take the ice during the Capitals' development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

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    Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal with right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the second period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Boston Bruins, Monday, June 24, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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    By Jay Cohen - Associated Press

    Chicago selected Toews with the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft, and grabbed Kane with the No. 1 overall selection the following year. They combined to lead the Blackhawks to Stanley Cup titles in 2010 and 2013.

    Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tim Gleason, left, defends against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Capitals’ Tom Wilson had surgery for fractured fibula: agent

    By Chuck Gormley - CSNwashington.com

    Wilson's agent said Wilson "rolled his ankle" but did not elaborate on how the injury occurred. Wilson played in all 82 games for the Capitals last season, recording three goals, seven assists and 151 penalty minutes, ranking seventh in the NHL in penalty minutes.

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