MINSK, Belarus -- Alex Ovechkin will miss at least one game at the ice hockey world championships after sustaining a right leg injury during Russia's game against Germany on Sunday.
The star forward needed hospital treatment Sunday after taking a hit to his right knee from Marcus Kink midway through the third period. He stayed on the ice for several minutes before heading off with help from others.
The International Ice Hockey Federation says Ovechkin will miss Russia's final group game against host Belarus on Tuesday but remains with the team.
Ovechkin has three goals and six assists for Russia in the tournament.
Russia's ice hockey federation says it's not clear whether he will be able to return to the ice, but Ovechkin said on Twitter "all's OK" with a link to an Instagram photo of him giving a thumbs-up.
"Sasha will definitely stay with the team," Russia general manager Andrei Safronov said of Ovechkin on Monday. "Even if he couldn't play, he'd still be here. He's not just a part of this team, he's a leader."
A medical scan of the Russia captain's knee ruled out torn ligaments.
"He's OK at the moment," Safronov said. "There's some pain, but he's working with the doctors."
The Washington Capitals, Ovechkin's NHL team, said they had reviewed available medical reports and were confident Ovechkin would be completely healthy by training camp.
"We will continue to monitor his progress and request additional tests and medical information for our review," the team said in a statement. "Once our medical staff receives and reviews that information, we will be able to make a better determination of the injury."
Kink was not penalized for the incident in the game but the disciplinary panel of the IIHF on Monday suspended him for Germany's last group game Tuesday against the United States. The panel said Kink didn't intentionally try to hit Ovechkin's knee but that he lowered his body and hit him with his hip, which is classified as clipping.
IIHF president Rene Fasel said Monday it was an "accident ... bad luck.''
"It's an unfortunate incident, and we hope he's OK," Germany coach Pat Cortina said. "He's a great player and a great ambassador for the game of ice hockey. We need players like that, and hopefully he will be fine and we'll see him back on the ice soon."
Another Russian star forward, Evgeni Malkin, was training Monday for the first time in Minsk after his Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from the NHL playoffs. Malkin is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against Belarus.
At 6-0, Russia is the tournament's only remaining unbeaten team.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.