Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov Will Not Dress for Monday’s Game Against Rangers For Disciplinary Reasons; Craig Anderson To Backup Vanecek

According to The Washington Post‘s Samantha Pell, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov will not dress for Monday’s game against the New York Rangers. It was a team decision due to disciplinary reasons. Goaltender Craig Anderson will backup Vitek Vanecek tonight.

Kuznetsov and Samsonov were late to a team function.

The Capitals will already be without forward T.J. Oshie due to a personal/family matter. Captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman John Carlson are still game-time decisions with lower-body injuries.

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7 Responses to Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov Will Not Dress for Monday’s Game Against Rangers For Disciplinary Reasons; Craig Anderson To Backup Vanecek

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trade Kuznetsov. Samsonov is still young and can be saved.

  2. Novafyre says:

    Sammy is not that young and has already had three strikes — ATV, COVID, and now this. Actually, he showed up way out of shape this year according to NBCSW so that is 4 strikes.

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      Can’t disagree with your points. At all. It’s a tough spot for all, and I keep landing on the fact that it’s Sammy’s fault for all of the incidents (except COVID). He needs mentoring from a good source. Not sure how many strikes Kuzy gets. Still working on that one.

  3. Anonymous says:

    They won the Cup because it was their time. If Columbus didn’t hit 2 posts in OT in game 3…….Well you know the rest. Kuznetzov needs to go!!

  4. Scottlew73 says:

    How many more “Black Eyes” does this team need? Samsonov’s third strike in last year(atv accident before playoffs,Russian “staff ” meeting early this season,now this),may have million dollar talent but has 10 cent brain! Kuzi’s not much better ! Obviously owner Ted doesn’t give a damn how they act but it takes attenion from team on ice to thier stupidity !

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