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Caps F Ovechkin to miss game to be with ill grandfather

Updated: October 27, 2008, 2:59 PM ET
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- Alex Ovechkin will miss the Washington Capitals' next game because he is traveling to Russia to be with his ailing grandfather, ending a a 203-game streak.

The NHL's reigning MVP, who has missed only one game in his four-year career, caught a flight home Monday morning.

Ovechkin, who led the league in goals and points last season, will sit out Washington's game against the visiting Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. The Capitals don't play again until Saturday ...

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