Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Capitals Game vs. Jets With Upper-Body Injury; Will Be Re-Evaluated Thursday

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov left Wednesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets with an upper-body injury after getting hit in the head from Jets forward Brandon Tanev in the first period. He did not return and will be re-evaluated tomorrow. 

Kuznetsov, 26, leads the Capitals with six power-play goals and 21 points this season.

Before going off, Kuznetsov had 4:10 worth of ice time and one shot on goal in the game.

Center Lars Eller took Kuznetsov’s spot on the top-line between Tom Wilson and Alex Ovechkin the rest of the night.

The Capitals’ next game is on Friday night at the Colorado Avalanche from Pepsi Center in Denver.

Kuznetsov missed three games last season with an upper-body injury.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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18 Responses to Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Capitals Game vs. Jets With Upper-Body Injury; Will Be Re-Evaluated Thursday

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Cheap shot on Kuzy.

    Like

  2. thats a 1 season suspension if it were #43 instead of some random guy from Winnipeg

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