Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play in the Washington Capitals season opener against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Ovechkin took part in an optional practice Tuesday after skating several laps around the ice to test out his unspecified lower-body injury. The 36-year-old Russian star is listed as day to day.

Asked about Ovechkin's availability against the Rangers, coach Peter Laviolette said, "Anything's possible" but was awaiting further evaluation.