There was a scare among the Washington Capitals and their fans in the beginning of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals when Evgeny Kuznetsov left the ice after a hit along the boards from Brayden McNabb. Kuznetsov suffered an upper-body injury and didn’t appear in the remainder of that game but still played in the final three games.
Kuznetsov told the media on breakdown da that he injured his shoulder but will not need surgery.
Kuznetsov’s injury in the Final was a shoulder. He says he does not need surgery. #ALLCAPS
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) June 13, 2018
Kuznetsov said he had a shoulder injury in the finals. Doesn’t need surgery.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) June 13, 2018
Kuznetsov had a phenomenal postseason where he led the Capitals in scoring with 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists). After his injury in Game 2, Kuznetsov posted seven points in the final three games with one goal (in Game 3, his first game back) and six assists.
By Michael Marzzacco