Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Game Against Maple Leafs With Injury Scare After Crashing Into Boards, Returns To Game

After being one of the Capitals’ best players in their comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks, Center Evgeny Kuznetsov’s night against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night did not start off well, as the Caps’ star forward left early in the first period in Toronto after crashing into the boards.

Skating back towards the Capitals’ defensive zone, Kuznetsov tripped over the Maple Leafs’ Alexander Kerfoot, who was on his knees after an offside whistle, and crashed into the sidewall, with his shoulder appearing to take the brunt of the collision. Kuznetsov lay on the ice for several moments, before being escorted down the dressing room tunnel by Capitals Head Athletic Trainer Jason Serbus.

Fortunately for the Capitals, Kuznetsov would return to game action, appearing none the worse for wear after the scary collision with the boards.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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