Quick Hits: The Exits and Returns Edition

In Red Wings Land

Raymond can come back as early as the 17th based on IR rules (has to be out at least seven days). Personally I wouldn’t be in a hurry to rush Raymond back if he’s anything less than 100% with the deadline coming up.

Around the League

Ovechkin away from Capitals for family matter, likely out rest of week - NHL

Alex Ovechkin will be away from the Washington Capitals for at least the remainder of this week to attend to a family matter and the health of a loved one, coach Peter Laviolette said Tuesday.

Laviolette didn’t have a specific timetable for how long Ovechkin would be away from the Capitals but said he doesn’t expect the forward to return this week.

“Listen, it’s tough sometimes,” Laviolette said. “Life is tough. When it comes to your family and parents, that’s what matters. He’s going to deal with some things right now and we’re going to be supportive.

“I don’t see him back in the foreseeable future.”