Evgeny Kuznetsov Participated in Friday’s Capitals Optional Practice


There was a scare in the beginning of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals with Evgeny Kuznetsov leaving the game early after he was hit along the boards at center ice by Brayden McNabb. With the Capitals back on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Friday morning for an optional skate, one of the biggest questions was whether he would practice. Kuznetsov came out to the ice before a packed house wearing a normal red top-six forward jersey.

Kuznetsov fully participated in each drill, work that included shooting, passing, puck handling and 2-on-1’s.

Here’s a shot of Kuznetsov dishing the puck out to a teammates, receiving a pass down the ice and going all the way down for a shot on Braden Holtby.

The Capitals didn’t let reporters talk to Kuznetsov since he wasn’t medically cleared yet. Trotz said that he’s still “day-to-day” and a “game-time decision”.

Alex Ovechkin remained optimistic that his line-mate could play in Game 3.

“I’m pretty sure he’s going to be OK tomorrow,” said Ovechkin.

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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