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.
Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov will not be dressed tonight vs NYR, per team. It was a team decision, was for disciplinary reasons.
Craig Anderson will backup Vitek Vanecek tonight.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) May 3, 2021
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.
By Della Young