Kuznetsov Receives KHL Offer

Evgeny Kuznetsov, who enters this summer as a restricted free agent, was offered a KHL deal this morning, first reported by Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post. The Capitals are interested in bringing back Kuzy and protected him in the wake of the Vegas expansion draft. 

SKA offered Kuznetsov a three-year deal worth six million per season. As of Monday morning, Kuznetsov declined.

This is an offer from SKA, who’s just acquired Kuzy’s rights from Traktor Chelabynsk. Former NHL’er and good friend of Evgeny Kuznetsov, Pavel Datsyuk, is also on SKA.

The Capitals might have played a factor in it. After all, if he declined a deal that means something better is in the works between Kuzy and the Caps and they could be offering him more money thanks to the recent salary cap increase.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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