Washington Capitals’ center Evgeny Kuznetsov left Monday’s game during the second period against the New York Islanders after a collision with Islanders’ center Leo Komarov. He was questionable to return but ultimately did not for the third period. The Capitals were down 5-3 after two periods.
After taking a hit at center ice from Komarov at the boards, Kuznetsov headed down the tunnel in pain.
Per the team, he was questionable to return for the final frame.
#Caps Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) is questionable to return.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 11, 2020
At the beginning of the third period, Kuznetsov did not return.
Kuznetsov is not on the bench to start the third period. #Caps
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) February 11, 2020
By Della Young