Speaking to reporters Thursday, about a week before training camp opens, the three-time NHL MVP said, "My knee doesn't bother me."
Ovechkin added: "Everything feels fine and 100 percent."
He says it took about two months for his knee to heal after he took a hit at the world championship in May.
Asked whether he would play left wing or right wing under new Capitals coach Barry Trotz, Ovechkin replied: "Ask him about it. He's the coach and he's going to make the decision."
The Capitals missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years last season.