Kuznetsov will make his season debut on Tuesday.
After serving his three-game suspension, Kuznetsov will draw into the Capitals lineup vs. Dallas. Kuznetsov will start on the third line with Carl Hagelin and Richard Panik and will return to the top power-play unit. The 27-year-old had 21 goals and 51 assists (72 points0 in 76 games last season.
Kuznetsov (illness) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Kuznetsov (upper-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Friday.
Kuznetsov missed the last six games with an “upper-body” injury that was believed to be a concussion. Kuznetsov will centre the Capitals second line with Jakub Vrana and Brett Conolly on his wings. Kuznetsov picked up six goals and 15 assists (21 points) in 18 games before getting hurt on November 14th.
Source: Chris Kuc 11/30/18, 11:13 am EST
Kuznetsov (concussion) returned to practice in a non-contact jersey on Wednesday.
Kuznetsov has missed the last six games with a concussion but he appears to be progressing towards a return to the lineup. Kuznetsov will need to shed the non-contact jersey and become a full participant in practice before his return is imminent.
Source: Chris Kuc 11/28/18, 10:53 am EST
Kuznetsov (upper-body) is day-to-day and will not play on Friday.
Kuznetsov was injured in Winnipeg on Wednesday and will not play Friday in Colorado. The Capitals will be shorthanded with both Kuznetsov and T.J. Oshie out with upper-body injuries. Lars Eller is expected to skate with Alex Ovechkin while Kuznetsov is out.
Kuznetsov is being evaluated for a possible concussion.
Kuznetsov was forced to leave Wednesday’s game in Winnipeg after being clipped in the head by a Brandon Tanev elbow in the first period. Kuznetsov originally stayed in the game for the ensuing power-play, but left the game and did not return shortly after. If Kuznetsov suffered a concussion, it would all but rule him out of Friday’s game in Colorado.
Kuznetsov (hand) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Kuznetsov (upper-body) will be back in the Capitals lineup on Saturday.
Kuznetsov has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, but will be back in tonight in Montreal. Kuznetsove had on goal and six assists (seven points) in his final three games before getting hurt.
Kuznetsov (upper-body) is “for sure” expected to be back for the playoffs.
Kuznetsov missed Sunday’s game against the Flyers and is considered day-to-day. Kuznetsov is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday but it sounds like he has avoided serious injury and will be ready to go for the postseason.
Kuznetsov (upper-body) is day-to-day and won’t play on Sunday.
Kuznetsov (lower-body) will play on Wednesday.
Kuznetsov was banged up in the Capitals final game before the All-Star break but was on the ice during Tuesday’s practice and will play on Wednesday. Kuznetsov has heated up recently, picking up one goal and five assists (six points) in his last seven games.
The Capitals re-signed Evgeny Kuznetsov to an eight-year extension worth $62.4M ($7.8M AAV).
Source: Rob Carlin 07/3/17, 5:47 am EST
The Capitals inked Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year extension worth $6M.
Kuznetsov will draw back into the lineup on Saturday.
Kuznetsov was a healthy scratch on Thursday, but he will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Devils. He will be in for Andre Burakovsky—Barry Trotz indicated he might platoon the two young forwards for awhile.
Source: Dan Rosen 12/6/14, 7:50 am EST
Kuznetsov will serve as a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Kuznetsov took line rushes on the Capitals second line in practice this morning, but will serve as healthy scratch while Michael Latta moves into the lineup on the fourth line and Alexander Burakovsky to the second line. Kuznetsov has just eight points (2G / 6A) in what has been a disappointing 23 games.
Kuznetsov will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Kuznetsov had recently been bumped up to the second line and it looked like all was going well, but he will sit tonight with Brooks Laich returning to the lineup. He has one goal and five assists in 12 games this season.
Source: Adam Vingan 11/7/14, 5:27 am EST
Barry Trotz was pleased with Kuznetsov's play on Thursday.
Despite Kuznetsov playing just 11 shifts and totalling only 6:36 TOI, Trotz said "if he keeps going the way he is, he’ll be taking up a lot of ice time." Fellow rookie Andre Burakovsky scored on his fourth career shift and Kuznetsov could be the same kind of player with his skill set.
Kuznetsov will centre the Capitals fourth line to start the season.
There was a ton of preseason hype about Kuznetsov, but he will start his career under Barry Trotz as the fourth line centre. "[Kuz] thinks it's the right spot for him at this moment," said Trotz after practice on Wednesday. He will centre a line with Chris Brown and Liam O'Brien on his wings, so the offence doesn't sound like it will be there in the early going. Fellow rookie Andre Burakovsky will centre the second line; Kuznetsov's projected spot.
Source: Adam Vingan 10/8/14, 1:04 pm EST
Kuznetsov is skating on the fourth line with Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson.
Kuznetsov is expected to make his NHL debut on Monday vs the Penguins. The Caps are likely to ease him into NHL action on the fourth line. Depending on how he performs, he has the skills to become a potential top-6 difference-maker for Washington. He is worth speculative add in keeper leagues, but likely won't have a big impact in standard leagues.
The Capitals have agreed to terms with Evgeny Kuznetsov on a two-year entry-level contract.
The wait is over Capitals fans. After picking Kuznetsov 26th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, they have finally got him to North America. The 21-year-old had eight goals and 13 assists (21 points) in 31 games in the KHL this season. He is high-energy, highly-skilled prospect that can make an early impact if he adjusts well to the NHL game. He will practice with the Capitals on Sunday and likely play on Monday.
Source: Mike Vogel 03/8/14, 8:17 am EST