Found January 27, 2012 on Outside the Boxscore:
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Last night, the NHL hosted the All Star Fantasy Draft where players selected to play for either "Team Chara" or "Team Alfredsson".

One player that couldn't be selected was Capitals Alexander Ovechkin who sitting the All-Star game due to injury.

During the draft, one fan decided to ask where he was and captain Henrik Lundquist didn't know either:

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