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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

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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.

Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan 11/15/18, 10:06 am EST

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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.

Source: Alex Prewitt 12/4/14, 1:41 pm EST

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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.

Source: Alex Prewitt 10/10/14, 9:49 am EST

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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

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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.

Source: Sky Kerstein 03/10/14, 6:09 am EST

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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

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And general manager George McPhee hopes the same is true with winger Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Caps' 2010 first-round pick at No. 26 overall.

Kuznetsov established himself as one of the premier prospects in all of hockey last season during his WJHC tournament. Last season he scored 17 goals and 15 assists in 44 games. Expect him to cross the pond next season and keep an eye out for him in keeper leagues as he could eventually replace Alexander Semin.

Source: Capitals Watch 10/6/11, 11:45 am EST

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