Alex Ovechkin ‘has to accept’ he won’t play in 2018 Olympics, says Russian hockey president

Even Vladislav Tretiak says Ovechkin won’t be able to leave Washington for Pyeongchang in February.

Alex Ovechkin may want to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but Russian Hockey Federation president Vladislav Tretiak says the Washington Capitals forward needs to accept it won’t happen, per The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.

“What is there for Ovechkin to do now? Nothing. Play for Washington,” Tretiak said in an interview with Russian news website R-Sport translated by The...

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